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The local paper said it best this morning. Just won the $900 million Mega Millions jackpot? Shut your mouth and call a lawyer.

Call a Lawyer, YES.....and I've often thought I might also change my name legally and then claim the jackpot, use a common unisex name ie: Pat Smith.  Takes a bit of time but might be worth it.  Then go rent a little apartment or a UPS Mail Box in a large city AWAY from where you really live to use as your claiming address on your Drivers License and for the for the city listed on the press release.  Maybe then change your name back???

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    The sales are crazy when comparing the two...here's an example.

    1.) Last night PB jackpot saw a total of $119.7 Million in sales for a jackpot of $345 million meanwhile:

    2.) Mega millions saw a total of $49.35 million in sales on October 2,2018 when the jackpot was $367 million. That means that people are spending more than 2x for a Power ball ticket right now. In fact MM sales for one draw didn't past 119.7 million until Tuesdays jackpot or 4 draws later (noted however that Friday's was close) This is a weird but interesting roller coaster that we're on right now.

    The odds of hitting the jackpot in Mega Millions is 1 in 302,575,350 and the odds of hitting the jackpot in Power Ball is only 1 in 292,201,338.00.

    Maybe people are just playing more because they feel they have a better chance of winning Power Ball over Mega Millions.

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      Call a Lawyer, YES.....and I've often thought I might also change my name legally and then claim the jackpot, use a common unisex name ie: Pat Smith.  Takes a bit of time but might be worth it.  Then go rent a little apartment or a UPS Mail Box in a large city AWAY from where you really live to use as your claiming address on your Drivers License and for the for the city listed on the press release.  Maybe then change your name back???

      Are there any rules against being able to wear gloves and a full mask during the picture or if you have to do the news conference?

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        Are there any rules against being able to wear gloves and a full mask during the picture or if you have to do the news conference?

        Not sure, FL requires only name/city to be released.  No pic or news conference.

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          Not sure, FL requires only name/city to be released.  No pic or news conference.

          same here BL

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            Not sure, FL requires only name/city to be released.  No pic or news conference.

            Hmm I wonder why so many of the big winners in FL have there pictures taken. That 20yr old who won big comes to mind. If i play in VA the rules on valottery,com say

            When you win the Lottery in Virginia, it’s not a secret! Your name, hometown, prize amount, date of win and where you bought the ticket are all public record. In addition, if you win a larger or unusual prize, we post a news release with your photo (yes, your photo will be taken when you collect that prize).

            The news release and photo can be posted on our website, Face book page, other social media platforms like Twitter, or other places for reasonable publicity, and it might be reported in news media. If you win a really large or unusual prize, we might hold a news conference with you. No No

            But If I go to Maryland then I can claim anonymously Banana

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              Someone else can take MM... this PB?  mine  :)

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                Hmm I wonder why so many of the big winners in FL have there pictures taken. That 20yr old who won big comes to mind. If i play in VA the rules on valottery,com say

                When you win the Lottery in Virginia, it’s not a secret! Your name, hometown, prize amount, date of win and where you bought the ticket are all public record. In addition, if you win a larger or unusual prize, we post a news release with your photo (yes, your photo will be taken when you collect that prize).

                The news release and photo can be posted on our website, Face book page, other social media platforms like Twitter, or other places for reasonable publicity, and it might be reported in news media. If you win a really large or unusual prize, we might hold a news conference with you. No No

                But If I go to Maryland then I can claim anonymously Banana

                Just make sure you buy your tickets there also.  Cannot buy in one state and claim in another. Wink

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                  This PB jackpot would be a sweet one to abscond  Wink

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                    Not sure, FL requires only name/city to be released.  No pic or news conference.

                    That may be true in theory.  In practice, when Gloria MacKenzie went to get her huge jackpot, the Florida Lottery called the press so they were waiting for her after she went through the claiming process.  This was according to the person who was representing her.  They basically threw an 84 year old woman under the bus.  So if you want to keep your true likeness out of the papers you might want to invest in a disguise before you head over to pick up your money. Goof

                    Lotto Lucy

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                      Call a Lawyer, YES.....and I've often thought I might also change my name legally and then claim the jackpot, use a common unisex name ie: Pat Smith.  Takes a bit of time but might be worth it.  Then go rent a little apartment or a UPS Mail Box in a large city AWAY from where you really live to use as your claiming address on your Drivers License and for the for the city listed on the press release.  Maybe then change your name back???

                      No. This comes up all the time. Name changes are part of the public record....unless there is some very rare and unusual deal cut with you being an informant...a major one, etc. Winning the lottery is not a justification to ask for secrecy with a court.

                      "Let them eat Cake!"

                      Foul

                      Job killing

                      Barbarians

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                        No. This comes up all the time. Name changes are part of the public record....unless there is some very rare and unusual deal cut with you being an informant...a major one, etc. Winning the lottery is not a justification to ask for secrecy with a court.

                        That's it..I am changing my name..... I am going with a Hispanic-Italian combo ................

                        My new name is    I. Juan BiGlotto

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                          That's it..I am changing my name..... I am going with a Hispanic-Italian combo ................

                          My new name is    I. Juan BiGlotto

                          Lol

                           

                          I will be Ima  Winner.

                          "Let them eat Cake!"

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                            I Agree!  A team will be required. A lawyer/attorney, CFP, CPA, Insurance Broker, Security, Realtor. 

                             Interviewing each prospective applicant will be difficult but necessary. Do not go down the path of past winners who lost it all. This will take time. Time will be on your side.

                            My friend is a computer tech,  programmer,  etc.  He can tell me exactly.  Here is the interesting part.  I know 5 different accoutants,  I know someone in my fathers side of the family who does planning finances etc.  Yes whoever it is keep their mouth shut. 

                             

                            Maybe I will go on that site seeking arrangements and get a hot sugar baby.  Take care of her she takes care of me.

                            Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

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                            I set the market value on items

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                              Wander....Did you ever consider some hot sugar baby may not want to change your depends or feed you metamucil ?

                              Yeah,yeah, I know...couldn't resist

                              Integrity: There is just no substitute.

                              A man's rights rest in 3 boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box