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Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous

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Well I am kind of looking at what IF she is successful and in time this changes the claiming anonymously issue for all of us?  She may have made a mistake by signing her name before doing her research but if just one Judge realizes how such a major win can impact a persons life for the negative rules in her favor won't we all benefit?

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    Well I am kind of looking at what IF she is successful and in time this changes the claiming anonymously issue for all of us?  She may have made a mistake by signing her name before doing her research but if just one Judge realizes how such a major win can impact a persons life for the negative rules in her favor won't we all benefit?

    I Agree!

    ABSOLUTELY!!!

     

    Bonne Chance
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      I Agree!

      ABSOLUTELY!!!

       

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      I agree but I hope they don't over focus on the anonymous issue. The first issue/issue of first impression is that she followed the published lottery rules which said sign your ticket. By doing so, this automatically meant she could not claim anonymously. It is misleading and deceptive to the average lottery player. This needs to be clarified in the rules.

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        Why did she sign the ticket?

        A lottery ticket is a bearer instrument. Anyone possessing a winning ticket can claim it. 

        By signing it, she proved it was hers.

        Now everyone here at LP may know what to do if it was them, but anytime there is a huge jackpot people come out of the wood work to buy a ticket hoping to get lucky. A lot of these people have no idea how to even go about checking their numbers to see if they won anything, (which explains the self checkers in the stores) let alone knowing the different legalities involved in claiming a jackpot.

        So if the lottery office tells them to sign the ticket in case you lose it, they are going to listen to them. Yeah, I know. How can anyone lose a $559 million winning ticket?  People lose their car keys, wallets, glasses, earrings, etc every day right?  Stranger things have happened...

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          Maybe she's already been threatened, noy by name but by photo recognition. 

          When you [;au lotto you are omn a surveillance camera. 

          Just a thought.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

          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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            Everybody knows the rules beforehand. If you don't agree with them, why the F do you play? What she is just accomplishing is bringing more attention to her.

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              The attorney is taking a risk. Because she has 2 options

               

              1. Claim the ticket in her name
              2. Tell the lottery no thank you, but my privacy is not worth all these millions

               

              So,  is the attorney just toying with her and knows she has to claim it in her name so that he gets paid??

              No attorney in the USA actually cares about their client. They care about the paycheck. Because he has bills too.

               

              You can't claim it in a trust now because the ticket cannot be altered otherwise it is VOID.

               

              Homegirl, can't change state law. Like many people mentioned on here, why the heck did she play? Was she making a donation to the state?

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                I have to ask....have you won a large jackpot or maybe worked for a State Lottery?  If you have then you do know her concerns a valid.  It seems that by following advice she shot herself in the foot by signing the ticket.  I have been involved with a HUGE win and the vultures are indeed circling.

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                  The attorney is taking a risk. Because she has 2 options

                   

                  1. Claim the ticket in her name
                  2. Tell the lottery no thank you, but my privacy is not worth all these millions

                   

                  So,  is the attorney just toying with her and knows she has to claim it in her name so that he gets paid??

                  No attorney in the USA actually cares about their client. They care about the paycheck. Because he has bills too.

                   

                  You can't claim it in a trust now because the ticket cannot be altered otherwise it is VOID.

                   

                  Homegirl, can't change state law. Like many people mentioned on here, why the heck did she play? Was she making a donation to the state?

                  Attorneys do not work for free. No one works for free and everyone expects to be paid for their work. He can accompany her but he cannot claim in her name and leave her at home.

                  Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                    Maybe she's already been threatened, noy by name but by photo recognition. 

                    When you [;au lotto you are omn a surveillance camera. 

                    Just a thought.

                    All of this could have been avoided, if our mystery winner showed up as Dr Zira.

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                      Attorneys do not work for free. No one works for free and everyone expects to be paid for their work. He can accompany her but he cannot claim in her name and leave her at home.

                      I think you misunderstand. What I am saying is that her attorney knows that in order for him to get paid for his legal services, she has no other option but to claim the prize in a normal fashion like any other winner would.

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                        Hmmm...pro bono work still exists. Though not in this case. 

                        I do volunteer ...and I get paid in gratitude by the teens who are seeking guidance in studies. Some of us humans invest without a paycheck attached. 

                        This lady doesn't have a gun to her head forcing her to not claiming it. She is choosing to be that unicorn who is going to miraculously change a law simply by saying how much her ticket is worth. 

                        I'm rooting for the state to have it dismissed.

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                          Hmmm...pro bono work still exists. Though not in this case. 

                          I do volunteer ...and I get paid in gratitude by the teens who are seeking guidance in studies. Some of us humans invest without a paycheck attached. 

                          This lady doesn't have a gun to her head forcing her to not claiming it. She is choosing to be that unicorn who is going to miraculously change a law simply by saying how much her ticket is worth. 

                          I'm rooting for the state to have it dismissed.

                          Hear hear!

                           * Voice of Reason *   

                           

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

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                            These jackpots have been increasing substantially over the years and what worked once years ago does not apply now.  Everyone knows the frenzy grows as the jackpots grow.  And yes, I am one who wants anonymity so I think this issue needs to be changed to protect winners identities.  Maybe at least give the winner the option.

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                              All of this could have been avoided, if our mystery winner showed up as Dr Zira.

                              Green laugh

                              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                              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.