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Lottery windfalls can buy anything except anonymity

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Posted: March 12, 2015, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

Randall Rush sounds like a good egg. Good for him on his mission to help the needy.

Just hope he picks wisely as many charitable organizations are wasting lots of money on administrative costs, ie hefty salaries in the organization, and fund raising premiums which sometimes look  questionable.

Congrats to him.

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    Pedro Quedaza the powerball winner of $338 million still live in town,after two years of his windfall he still drive the same car and nothing bad had ever happened to him or his family.

    Still lives in Town-really? Did we not read that the Mother of his child wanted a share of the money " because it was almost gone"..something about him sending Millions back to the Dominican Republic? 

    Have you personally seen him walking around Town or driving the same car? 

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: March 12, 2015, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      Winners offered a choice

      By contrast, the licensed operator of the UK National Lottery, Camelot, offers winners the choice of anonymity.

      And six U.S. states also allow lottery winners to keep their identities private: Delaware, Maryland, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina.

       

      Why can't all state lotteries learn from the states listed?

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!


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        Posted: March 12, 2015, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

        i know mr.quezada also blew more than 1/2 or 3/4th as reported multiples times en nj news paper

        IDIOT He IS,FOR SPENDING SO MUCH as news in nj said.

         

        i sure would not do that.

         

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          Abraham Shakespeare won the Florida lotto in 2006, and was murdered in 2009 by a woman he didn't know before he won the lottery. She was able to know who he was and target him, thanks to the lottery commission's mandatory publicity. There's a video on YouTube where Shakespeare states that he'd like to have his old life back, so he could walk down the street without people knowing who he was. He apparently couldn't go anywhere in public without people recognizing him and hounding him for money.

          Shakespeare was illiterate and convicted for a string of burglaries, which qualifies him as one of the most likely of jackpot winners to lose it all. It's a sad story, but the outcome was almost inevitable after reading all the details.

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            Posted: March 13, 2015, 1:16 am - IP Logged

            I don't need anonymity. I'll follow Nancys advice and just say no.

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              Shakespeare was illiterate and convicted for a string of burglaries, which qualifies him as one of the most likely of jackpot winners to lose it all. It's a sad story, but the outcome was almost inevitable after reading all the details.

              ^BS

              Shakespeare and the murderer didn't know each other before he won the lotto. Shakespeare wasn't allowed to remain anonymous under Florida law, and the resulting publicity allowed the murderer to know who he was and target him. 

              It's a crying shame that people have to die and get robbed etcetera - just because lottery commissions want to rake in more money, and misguided paranoids squawking about "transparency" are afraid the lottery commission and "da gubbermint" are going to conspire to steal lottery winnings.

              What's really pathetic is that when challenged, the transparency paranoids can provide very few documented instances of where lottery commissions and the government have stolen lottery money via phony lottery wins. The whole "we must have transparency" argument is a transparent sham itself.

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                Posted: March 13, 2015, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                Winners offered a choice

                By contrast, the licensed operator of the UK National Lottery, Camelot, offers winners the choice of anonymity.

                And six U.S. states also allow lottery winners to keep their identities private: Delaware, Maryland, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina.

                 

                Why can't all state lotteries learn from the states listed?

                EuroMillions winners can also remain anonymous, as can winners of several other major European lotteries. Europeans are way ahead of the U.S. in understanding the need for anonymity for lottery winners. Unlike most U.S. lottery commissions, the Euros put winner safety above greed-based publicity extravaganzas.

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                  Posted: March 13, 2015, 3:35 am - IP Logged

                  I've been saying it for years & years: don't let the lottery commission convince you to do any publicity at all.  Avoid the press conferences, don't give interviews or have your picture taken.  All the publicity does is boost lottery ticket sales; the lottery execs are incentivized to increase ticket volume, so it benefits them, not the winner.   And, the commission knows about the problems that could befall a winner, yet don't say much about it. 

                  I've read tons of articles about lottery winners who publicize their wins, and here's some of the things winners could suffer, thanks to their wanting the limelight: people steal their mail, break into their cars, steal their cars, vandalize their home, burglarize their home, home invasion robberies, people following them around writing down their schedules & familiar places (kidnapping?), thousands of letters per week asking for money, people call & e-mail at all hours of the day & night (or even worse, show up at their front door & ask for money).  Family & friends treat them different because they have money; distant family members suddenly become really interested in you, other family members claim "they're blood" and deserve part of the winnings.  Then there's the truly frightening possibilities: kidnappers, stalkers, and the random nutjobs & whackos.  There's supposedly even a religious cult in the midwest somewhere who believe that "anyone who's won the lottery has access to "the devil's numbers" and must die".  No proof they've ever done anything untoward, but just rumors of them existing are frightening enough. 

                  Nope, if I win, I'm forming a trust (probably blind) with my attorney & letting it claim the funds.  No publicity at all, and I'm dropping off the grid on paper (while continuing to live my life as I wish).

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                    Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                    Winning the big jackpot does not promise happiness, but it's fun to chase those jackpots.

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                      If you don't like the heat , stay out of the oven....simple as that !

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                        All I need is a new Lamborghini convertible with scissor doors and an open Arizona desert highway everything else and everyone else will be left behind in the dust and about my old phone and old phone number well I throw away thru the window when I hit over 100mph lol

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                          All I need is a new Lamborghini convertible with scissor doors and an open Arizona desert highway everything else and everyone else will be left behind in the dust and about my old phone and old phone number well I throw away thru the window when I hit over 100mph lol

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                            ^BS

                            Shakespeare and the murderer didn't know each other before he won the lotto. Shakespeare wasn't allowed to remain anonymous under Florida law, and the resulting publicity allowed the murderer to know who he was and target him. 

                            It's a crying shame that people have to die and get robbed etcetera - just because lottery commissions want to rake in more money, and misguided paranoids squawking about "transparency" are afraid the lottery commission and "da gubbermint" are going to conspire to steal lottery winnings.

                            What's really pathetic is that when challenged, the transparency paranoids can provide very few documented instances of where lottery commissions and the government have stolen lottery money via phony lottery wins. The whole "we must have transparency" argument is a transparent sham itself.

                            "Shakespeare wasn't allowed to remain anonymous under Florida law, and the resulting publicity allowed the murderer to know who he was and target him."

                            Shakespeare lost any chance of anonymity when his former friend Michael Ford sued him claiming Shakespeare stole the winning ticket from him.

                            "It's a crying shame that people have to die and get robbed etcetera - just because lottery commissions want to rake in more money, and misguided paranoids squawking about "transparency" are afraid the lottery commission and "da gubbermint" are going to conspire to steal lottery winnings."

                            The extra publicity was because ot the lawsuit that you're apparently ignorant of. We discussed the lawsuit over seven years ago and a year before Dee Dee Moore contacted Shakespeare in October 2008.

                            "What's really pathetic is that when challenged, the transparency paranoids can provide very few documented instances of where lottery commissions and the government have stolen lottery money via phony lottery wins."

                            LMAO!

                            It's obvious you have an agenda against the Florida Lottery and creating imaginary arguments doesn't help your position.

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                              Posted: March 13, 2015, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Pedro Quedaza the powerball winner of $338 million still live in town,after two years of his windfall he still drive the same car and nothing bad had ever happened to him or his family.

                              Big jackpot winner, Abraham Shakespear, lived similarly for 2 years before his eventual murderer engaged him, his imediate and extended family, his accountants, and his lawyers, in a 1.5-year relationship.

                              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                              Disney