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Stunned Delaware workers to claim $214 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: October 16, 2004, 11:28 am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on October 14, 2004



I would guess if you stayed in the same house or town, you couldn't really hide from everyone. I don't think that's the point, though - you really only want to make sure your name isn't on public record so the beggars, weirdos and salesmen can't find you.  If you wanted real anonymity it probably would be best to move to that remote ranch in another state and keep quiet about the source of your wealth.

>I wonder, for how many winners, do they really succeed at hiding...

Mr Winner has been at work for so may years, suddenly he quits...

Or suddenly mr Neighbor is at home all the time now and sells his junker and buys a new mercedes...

While I wouldn't advertise myself, I wouldn't fool myself that I could really hide...

Perhaps I could stay on the move...
Or where I would I really like to go to... A nice remote ranch in Wyoming...

MarkP




How about a nice beach house in French Polynesia???  I think it would be very very hard to hide your wealth unless you just move away from your home town without letting anyone know where you are going.  Sure they would know that you won, but they wont be able to find you anymore. 

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    Does French Polynesia have a lottery?

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      Posted: October 16, 2004, 12:48 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on October 14, 2004

      I would guess if you stayed in the same house or town, you couldn't really hide from everyone. I don't think that's the point, though - you really only want to make sure your name isn't on public record so the beggars, weirdos and salesmen can't find you. If you wanted real anonymity it probably would be best to move to that remote ranch in another state and keep quiet about the source of your wealth.

      >I wonder, for how many winners, do they really succeed at hiding...



      Mr Winner has been at work for so may years, suddenly he quits...



      Or suddenly mr Neighbor is at home all the time now and sells his junker and buys a new mercedes...



      While I wouldn't advertise myself, I wouldn't fool myself that I could really hide...



      Perhaps I could stay on the move...

      Or where I would I really like to go to... A nice remote ranch in Wyoming...



      MarkP








      It's very hard to be private in today's society it seems, but if one does win, there are some things they can do to not draw attention to themselves. For one thing, don't do what you mentioned, buy a new Mercedes. If you want to get a new car, get a nice, but not too nice car, like a Ford Taurus or maybe even a Hyundai Sonata. Nice cars, but not up there with Lexus, Mercedes, etc.



      Moving is also a good idea but to where, is up to you. Once at your new destination, try and keep a low profile. I think living in a larger city is actually better than a small town or a rural area. Reason being in larger cities, people coming and going isn't unusual or even noticed but in a small town, it is. There's also more suspicion in a small town than a big city for this reason. If someone finds out, everyone knows. That isn't the case in the big city.



      I read a book on the topic of privacy once called "How to be Invisible" by J.J. Luna. It's a book on how to be acheive a high level of privacy in our society. Anyone who has read this book will think the author is extremely paranoid, and it might make you that way too.<grin>



      Although alot of what is discussed in the book makes sense in theory, but very difficult to put into practice. To state it simply, the book says to never get any mail in your name at either your home address or any address that can be traced back to your actual residence(i.e. USPS PO Boxes or commercial mail centers like UPS Store), pay cash for everything, don't use credit or apply for credit, and try and keep assets out of your own name using "nominees" and LLCs.



      Whether or not all of this is actually possible is hard to say, but I don't think most of us need to go these extremes. The author claims to have been part of a dissident group in Spain under Franco, but doesn't say much else. What the book does give though is information on all the databases we all end up in all the time, that private investigators, the government, etc., can use to find us. Such things as the USPS, utility companies, package companies like UPS, property and vehicle ownership records, and the list goes on.



      There is some useful information in there, but again, I don't think most of us would have to go those extremes.



      Just my opinion.



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        Posted: October 16, 2004, 2:55 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 16, 2004


        Does French Polynesia have a lottery?


        Who cares?  No one needs a lottery in paradise.
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          Posted: October 16, 2004, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

          I've heard that it's very&n

          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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            Posted: October 16, 2004, 11:25 pm - IP Logged
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              Posted: October 18, 2004, 1:10 am - IP Logged

              i'll keep that in mind adolf........

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                Posted: October 18, 2004, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                If you are claiming via a trust, you would write the name of the trust in the NAME: line on the back of the ticket, followed by your address/phone number.

                In PA the following is public domain...

                NAME, HOMETOWN (Not address), Game Won, Amount Won, Date Won.

                Phone Number is NOT public domain and they would be clowns to publish that and not expect a backlash.

                If you have the trust ready, you put the name of the trust... this is what will get announced. Heck, you can give it a misleading name like "the downtown 25" that makes it seem like a group of people and then claim it yourself as a trustee... the point is to sign the ticket with your address so it cannot be disputed... I believe you can sign the SIGNATURE: line with your name with the word (trustee) after it, but I am not 100% sure... I have yet to need a trip to the attorney for such info... maybe someday... and then I will share the info for all ;-)

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.