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Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winner claims prize

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Posted: May 7, 2014, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

Yeah, but there are some in here that are more..."conspiracy-minded".  I personally don't have a problem with it.  I believe there's only six states that allow for anonymous claiming, so maybe it's the states that DON'T allow anonymous claiming that have a problem with it.

Should lottery winners remain anonymous?

"Lotteries object, arguing that publicizing the winners' names drives sales and that having their names released ensures that people know there isn't something fishy afoot, like a game rigged so a lottery insider wins. When players see that an actual person won, "it has a much greater impact than when they might read that the lottery paid a big prize to an anonymous player," said Andi Brancato, director of public relations for the Michigan state lottery."

The only people that scream conspiracy theory have something to hide, or are deflecting the truth.  However, in this instance, I don't have an issue with anonymous lottery claims. If I won a large lottery jackpot I would want to stay anonymous too.

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    Posted: May 7, 2014, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

    "The only people that scream conspiracy theory have something to hide, or are deflecting the truth."

    I don't understand what you mean by that.  There are documented cases of conspiracies throughout history.    There have been, IMHO, some outlandish conspiracy theories offered up in here and some other claims that really should be investigated.  I think the conspirators would fit that sentence, not those who scream about conspiracies.


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      Posted: May 7, 2014, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

      I see and hear all these great stories about clerk mistake makes someone a millionaire or traffic jam made someone stop to buy lottery tickets and win millions! Well, sometimes I run into these scenarios and it turns out to be a waste of money. For example, the other day I was at a gas station the store clerk asked if I wanted to buy a 5 dollar mega millions ticket (I already bought mines the previous day) that she printed by mistake a few minutes ago. The first thing that came to my mind was YES!! I'm going to be the lucky one..! just this morning i threw that ticket in the trash and wasted $5 bucks because of someone's mistakes. LOL!


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        Posted: May 8, 2014, 12:20 am - IP Logged

        Congrats, anonymous is the way to go.

        It's stupid how you can't claim anonymously in Canada!!!

        Last time I won $6500 they posted my picture on their website for months :'(

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          Posted: May 8, 2014, 2:14 am - IP Logged

          Kudos to the winner(s) !!! Stay anonymous, smart move. If Texas offered it, would claim it the same way.we don't, oh well...just have to take the money n run.

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            Posted: May 8, 2014, 10:14 am - IP Logged

            Good to read that the winners wished to remain an anonymous!Wink

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              Posted: May 8, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

              Congrats, anonymous is the way to go.

              It's stupid how you can't claim anonymously in Canada!!!

              Last time I won $6500 they posted my picture on their website for months :'(

              Look on the bright side. Canada does not tax lottery winnings.

              Here in the US the lottery winner must pay a federal income tax rate of 39.9 percent and on top of that most states will want the winner to pay state income tax as well.

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                Posted: May 8, 2014, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                The only people that scream conspiracy theory have something to hide, or are deflecting the truth.  However, in this instance, I don't have an issue with anonymous lottery claims. If I won a large lottery jackpot I would want to stay anonymous too.

                "The only people that scream conspiracy theory have something to hide..."

                You seem pretty trusting of government agencies.

                I trust them about as far as I can p*ss.

                And that ain't as far as it used to be. 

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                  Posted: May 8, 2014, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                  "The only people that scream conspiracy theory have something to hide..."

                  You seem pretty trusting of government agencies.

                  I trust them about as far as I can p*ss.

                  And that ain't as far as it used to be. 

                  Me too, Ridge.  I didn't understand the reply to me.  The conspiracy that many subscribe to - but I don't - is that certain states win more often than others because MM or PB wants it that way.  The "conspiracy" that needs to be investigated is why some state use computer generated numbers - which I never realized until you mentioned it.   I'm sure you know about it, but for anyone else, this is a great section in here: State Lottery Report Card

                  I've got a friend who has a favorite conspiracy flavor of the week.  He fixated on the JFK assassination for a long time and told me he asked so many questions, the FBI came to visit him*.  O....Kay.  The chemtrail thing was his obsession the last time I visited with him.

                  *Disclosure:  his stepson once hit him in the head with a baseball bat and he smokes copious amounts of pot.  I'm thinkin' that while neither was/is a good thing, the combination is really bad.


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                    Posted: May 8, 2014, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Too bad I am not a closer subway ride to MD from DC. I figured out it would add about 90 plus minutes if I tried it after work.  I really liked the creative way MD still "showed" the 3 winners from the super big MM drawing (the Mirlande drawing...lol).

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                      Posted: May 9, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                      I hope some of the home state Mega Millions luck rubs off on me someday. The great thing about claiming the prize anonymously, the winner doesn't have to worry about an army of thieves, deadbeats and scammers leading a path to the winner's door. The number rule to asset protection is making sure people don't know you have assets that need protecting in the first place. Some people I'm sure fill that all jackpot  winners should be public since the lotteries are state run and not private. I still prefer to remain anonymous.

                      Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                        Posted: May 9, 2014, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope some of the home state Mega Millions luck rubs off on me someday. The great thing about claiming the prize anonymously, the winner doesn't have to worry about an army of thieves, deadbeats and scammers leading a path to the winner's door. The number rule to asset protection is making sure people don't know you have assets that need protecting in the first place. Some people I'm sure fill that all jackpot  winners should be public since the lotteries are state run and not private. I still prefer to remain anonymous.

                        If someone asks for money just say they have to work for it and most of them will probably say never mind. I know if i point to my wood pile they would runaway.

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                          Posted: May 9, 2014, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                          Too bad I am not a closer subway ride to MD from DC. I figured out it would add about 90 plus minutes if I tried it after work.  I really liked the creative way MD still "showed" the 3 winners from the super big MM drawing (the Mirlande drawing...lol).

                          The three Amigos! I think most other states do not have a stipulation in which a picture has to be taken. The main requirements are name, town and state. revealing your age is not mandatory either but yet most of the winners love to divulge too much information.

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                            Im very happy to be on the site and I never had a great result in lottery, hopefully ill be blessed wi a lucky daily 4 number im I. A finial need about to loose my resident so please help me out.  I'm from Indiana tonight daily 4 was 0189 what do u feel the number that follows