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$400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover

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Posted: January 4, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

In my thread, "Are you ready for the attention", I talk about your last statement. I think it would not matter. There would be a HUGE public outcry to know who the winner is. That is, if it gets up that high and there's a sole winner. If that's the case, it'd be best to just take one for the team, so to speak. You know, just to protect other anonymous lottery winners. That's what I'd do.

Are you saying "out" yourself if you win?

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    I think it'd be best to, if you're the sole winner of a billion dollar jackpot. If you try to stay anonymous, it may screw things up for you and everyone else. My speculation based on how the public and politicians would react.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: January 4, 2016, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

      I think it'd be best to, if you're the sole winner of a billion dollar jackpot. If you try to stay anonymous, it may screw things up for you and everyone else. My speculation based on how the public and politicians would react.

      If I win a billion dollars, I'm leaving America for a few months to a year. Safety first.

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        In Delaware and Maryland you can claim anonymously.  The New Hampshire lottery says in their FAQ that New Hampshire state law requires the winner's name, town and amount won be available for public information.

        I can't recall when a multi-state $400 million plus jackpot winner claimed anonymously, but now we have all the problems when a Hot Lotto jackpot winner tried to claim anonymously. Because PB uses live ball drawings, it will very difficult claiming the drawing was rigged, but if for nothing more than credibility, MUSL is probably secretly hoping the jackpot is won by somebody in a state with no anonymity.

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          I can't recall when a multi-state $400 million plus jackpot winner claimed anonymously, but now we have all the problems when a Hot Lotto jackpot winner tried to claim anonymously. Because PB uses live ball drawings, it will very difficult claiming the drawing was rigged, but if for nothing more than credibility, MUSL is probably secretly hoping the jackpot is won by somebody in a state with no anonymity.

          That is a good point about their credibility.  I am sure seeing some average looking person with a big smile peeking out over that ceremonial check with all those zeros will make a lot of people less apprehensive.

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            I think it'd be best to, if you're the sole winner of a billion dollar jackpot. If you try to stay anonymous, it may screw things up for you and everyone else. My speculation based on how the public and politicians would react.

            There has been enough grief among winners of amounts way under $1B. I don't think anyone who wins $1B could hide it unless in an anonymous state, and then maybe.

            But letting all the world know - so to speak- you won $1B (of you could avoid it) would be a very bad move.

            On TLC's TLCML there have been plenty of horror stories from winners - long lost relatives, former employees, etc....putting the bite on them. One guy in New Mexico was getting sacks of mail every day and one mooch asked him to sponsor him in the World Series of Poker.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: January 4, 2016, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

              I have found at least two instances where New Hampshire lottery winners claimed the winnings anonymously through a trust. One was last year in the Tri-State Megabucks and the other was in the PB back in 2004. And they also don't tax lottery winnings. I should of drove the extra half hour and played there, lol.

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                Posted: January 4, 2016, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                I think it'd be best to, if you're the sole winner of a billion dollar jackpot. If you try to stay anonymous, it may screw things up for you and everyone else. My speculation based on how the public and politicians would react.

                I live in a state where winners are anonymous and you have to give written consent to waive that anonymity. I see your point but I don't know that I would make any decision within the first couple of months, at least, to do that.  You can never put the genie back in the bottle and your whole life you would be trotted out any time there was a big lottery jackpot (and hopefully not as a cautionary tale).  I think I might see how it goes.  I would at least want a head start. Wink

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                  Posted: January 4, 2016, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                  $2 Investment Turned Into $400 Million.

                  And many millions of $2 investments turned into $0.00.

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                    Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Love reading the comments when the jackpots get sky high!

                     

                    'Poor' California PB 5 out of 6 and just over $424K, para-mutuel benefits that state only in most cases!

                    • You must be one of the 2nd place winners of the recent PB drawing that walked off with a cool $1million huh BDog? 

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

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                      If a Billion is reached, how about a Trust claiming the win with multiple members in that trust that YOU invite in (trusted friends and family that are worthy).  Their names will probably be publicized but it'll dilute the idea that one person has all that money (unless you live in a state that allows Blind Trusts where nobody's name gets released to the public).  Members of the Trust sign a nondisclosure/confidentiality form and you decide how much to allocate to each member.  For example, give them $1 million each.  I can think of a dozen people I know that I would consider placing into this kind of Trust.

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                        Reading the posts I just thought of something. After winning I would think you would take some time to get legal advise, set up a trust etc.  If there is a lot of interest in the winner and the fact the person didnt come forward soon enough would the Seller of the ticket pull the video?  That would expose the winner....

                        I have seen this before trying to find a winner "do you recognize....." .

                        Just wondering.

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                          I can't recall when a multi-state $400 million plus jackpot winner claimed anonymously, but now we have all the problems when a Hot Lotto jackpot winner tried to claim anonymously. Because PB uses live ball drawings, it will very difficult claiming the drawing was rigged, but if for nothing more than credibility, MUSL is probably secretly hoping the jackpot is won by somebody in a state with no anonymity.

                          A South Carolina winner claimed $399+ million anonymously. Very little was made of it and it's rarely mentioned in any lottery discussion. Whoever it is is doing an amazing job of keeping radio silence on it. Sometimes you see exes or jealous friends/family members try to grab their 15 minutes. Haven't found a thing on this person. Whatever he's doing he's doing it right

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                            A South Carolina winner claimed $399+ million anonymously. Very little was made of it and it's rarely mentioned in any lottery discussion. Whoever it is is doing an amazing job of keeping radio silence on it. Sometimes you see exes or jealous friends/family members try to grab their 15 minutes. Haven't found a thing on this person. Whatever he's doing he's doing it right

                            This has me wondering who called the news on Gloria Mackenzie?

                            They didn't participate in the press conference, didn't answer any questions, but were followed in the parking lot.

                            Is there a write up somewhere were the Florida Lottery Comission apologizes for mishandling her claim?

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                              Im in. Good luck folks.