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VIDEO: Should you sign the back of your lottery ticket?

Nov 26, 2021, 5:09 pm

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Some things to consider before you whip out your pen

By Kate Northrop

MARTINSVILLE, NJ — It's the first thing a Lottery tells you to do as soon as you buy your ticket — sign it! But are there any reasons why you shouldn't? Today, Lottery Post released it's latest video on what you should know before writing your name on that ticket.

Before you rush to get out your pen to sign the back of your lottery ticket, there are some technicalities you might want to know before securing it under your name that we cover in our latest video.

Reasons for signing your lottery tickets might be obvious — it ensures that the potentially valuable slip of paper belongs to you. However, there are some factors — and even horror stories — that you might want to pay attention to before you start brushing up on your handwriting.

WATCH: Should you sign your lottery ticket?

As a disclaimer, Lottery Post is in no way shape or form telling players what to do with their lottery tickets. It is up to the player to decide what to do. Rather than convincing players one way or another, the goal of this video is solely to present information from varying perspectives and lay out facts as best as we can, as personal preferences and the state you are playing in is likely going to impact the choice you make in the end.

Visit Lottery Post's official YouTube channel for our thoughts on why you might or might not sign the back of your ticket. Be sure to tell us in the comments section what you would do if (and when) you win that big jackpot — we can't wait to hear your thoughts.

If you enjoyed the video, please be sure to tap the Like button on YouTube.

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I got no problem signing those tickets.

It's all the alimony checks that I hate signing.

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    I'm wondering how the Billion dollar Mega Million winner was able to stay anonymous in Michigan.  If they can stay anonymous everyone else who wins in Michigan  should be able to also.

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      Some things to consider before you whip out your pen

      By Kate Northrop

      It's the first thing a Lottery tells you to do as soon as you buy your ticket — sign it! But are there any reasons why you shouldn't? Today, Lottery Post released it's latest video on what you should know before writing your name on that ticket.

      Before you rush to get out your pen to sign the back of your lottery ticket, there are some technicalities you might want to know before securing it under your name that we cover in our latest video.

      Reasons for signing your lottery tickets might be obvious — it ensures that the potentially valuable slip of paper belongs to you. However, there are some factors — and even horror stories — that you might want to pay attention to before you start brushing up on your handwriting.

      WATCH: Should you sign your lottery ticket?

      As a disclaimer, Lottery Post is in no way shape or form telling players what to do with their lottery tickets. It is up to the player to decide what to do. Rather than convincing players one way or another, the goal of this video is solely to present information from varying perspectives and lay out facts as best as we can, as personal preferences and the state you are playing in is likely going to impact the choice you make in the end.

      Visit Lottery Post's official YouTube channel for our thoughts on why you might or might not sign the back of your ticket. Be sure to tell us in the comments section what you would do if (and when) you win that big jackpot — we can't wait to hear your thoughts.

      If you enjoyed the video, please be sure to tap the Like button on YouTube.

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      I actually would put a line through it so therefore they would have to prove anything.  I could also sign I know nothing.

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

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        There are ways around having to come forward when one wins a large lottery. One way around this, is to have a lawyer or someone with legal knowledge form some type of LLC company so, the lottery can be claimed under the company name. I am sure there are other ways as well. The lottery commission does not want people knowing about ways to stay anonymous because if everyone did it, people would start thinking no real people ever win the lottery.

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          There are ways around having to come forward when one wins a large lottery. One way around this, is to have a lawyer or someone with legal knowledge form some type of LLC company so, the lottery can be claimed under the company name. I am sure there are other ways as well. The lottery commission does not want people knowing about ways to stay anonymous because if everyone did it, people would start thinking no real people ever win the lottery.

          All true.

          We secured an LLC name beforehand.

          When we cashed our ticket the first thing the clerk did was turn it over to see if we signed it . 

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            Now that you have my attention. Thanks for a well thought out video.

            Let's take lottery post to a new level.

             

            Show us ,,, me--  how to pick the winner numbers. 

             

            Yes, I'm kidding. But..... Could you?

             

            I love lottery post! Good Job.

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              * When l sink it, l will sign it!

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                I actually would put a line through it so therefore they would have to prove anything.  I could also sign I know nothing.

                That post made little to zero sense.  Defacing the ticket as you implied with this utter nonsense would serve to disqualify said ticket.  This is mentioned in the video.

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                  I'm wondering how the Billion dollar Mega Million winner was able to stay anonymous in Michigan.  If they can stay anonymous everyone else who wins in Michigan  should be able to also.

                  I believe I read an article stating that their lawyer was able to claim as a lottery club and due to a "grey area", they were able to keep it anonymous. They purchased an actual ticket. I wonder if someone who buys their tickets here in Michigan online if they are able to do the same after a big win since you have to set up your online account with all your personal info at the start.