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Elderly $144M Powerball lottery winner shows right way to claim jackpot
Winner protects his identity, while D.C. protects its tax revenue The winner of a $144 million Powerball jackpot has finally stepped forward, nearly three weeks after the lottery drawing, demonstrating one of the best ways for a lottery player to claim a big prize. The 82-year-old from Washington D.C. had his lawyer claim the prize on Monday on behalf of a corporation set up to keep his identity secret. The moves frustrates reporters in the media seeking to reveal his personal story, bu ...
May 5, 2009, 7:31 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana Powerball lottery winners likely to remain anonymous
The winners of a $57.6 million Powerball prize have collected their money without ever showing their faces. Lottery officials say the identities of people who split the Nov. 22 Powerball jackpot may never be made public. A lawyer and an accountant representing SWS Investments, LLC, a group of between eight and 13 people , collected the winnings Tuesday at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis. Lottery officials say the winners wished to remain anonymous. The group decided to take ...
Dec 24, 2008, 12:35 pm - Lottery News forum

Judge rules Washington lottery winners can't be anonymous
The identity of a Yakima, Washington, couple who won a $6.6 million Lotto jackpot has been revealed after a judge ruled in favor of the state lottery that winners cannot claim jackpots anonymously. This week, nearly 10 months after a temporary injunction that sealed the identity of Michele and Michael Villegas was supposed to be lifted, the names were released. The amount that the couple won is thought to be a local record. But in many respects, their good fortune was eclipsed by the legal ...
Oct 3, 2008, 10:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
A 49-year-old woman and her daughter came to Maryland Lottery headquarters Monday carrying a locked safe. Inside was the $24 million Mega Millions winning ticket from last Tuesday's drawing. As she sat hugging her oversized check, the winner told Lottery officials her story. The winner almost didn't purchase the ticket that ultimately made her a multi-millionaire. I went to the store to play a $5 Quick Pick ticket, she told Lottery officials. After running the $5 playslip through the t ...
Sep 15, 2008, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum

Washington lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously
Winner of $9.7M prize forms corporation to conceal identity The winner of a $9.7 million Washington Lotto jackpot has claimed the prize more than a month after the drawing. The winning ticket was brought in to the Lottery's Everett regional office by a representative for A2A3A4, LLC of Seattle. The corporation opted for the cash payment, receiving $3,637,500 after taxes. Lottery spokeswoman Jacque Coe said it was unusual that no winner came forward immediately after the July 26 drawing. ...
Sep 10, 2008, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio winner of $196M lottery jackpot claims prize anonymously
The $196 million lottery prize for a Mega Millions ticket sold in the Clermont County village of Amelia in May was claimed Friday by a lawyer on behalf of an undisclosed client. The ticket was submitted for The Anthony Trust, said a spokeswoman for the Ohio Lottery. The name of the winner is known to Ohio officials, who will check for possible unpaid child support or unpaid state taxes, said Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane. An exception to the Ohio Public Records Act means state ...
Jun 27, 2008, 10:21 pm - Lottery News forum

$196M Ohio lottery winner trying to claim anonymously?
The winner of the $196 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Ohio last week hasn't stepped forward yet, but there are indications that he or she might want to remain anonymous. Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Jeannie Roberts said Thursday that the lottery has received inquiries about how to claim the prize through a blind trust. Having a lawyer set up such a trust would shield the winner's name from public release. But Roberts cautioned that the winning ticket has not yet been produced, an ...
May 27, 2008, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum

Record China Lottery winner collects prize in disguise
The Chinese lottery player who won the highest sports lottery, 82.34 million yuan (US $11.76 million), in China's lottery history collected his prize on Sunday under police guard. On Sunday morning, the lottery winner, who calls himself Lao Yang, arrived alone at the lottery center in Chongqing, the country's largest municipality, disguised in a mask, wig, hat and sunglasses. The lottery center took additional measures to ensure his security. Staff members opened a secret passage for him a ...
May 6, 2008, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum

$31 million lottery claimed by anonymous winner
And the winner of a $31 million California SuperLotto Plus prize is ... anonymous. The woman who found out Thursday that she had the winning California SuperLotto Plus ticket has claimed the prize. But she told lottery officials she doesn't want her name publicized. Hers is the fourth-largest single-ticket jackpot awarded in San Diego. A lottery spokeswoman quoted the winner as saying, in a statement released last night, I plan to help my family, do home improvements and maybe buy an R ...
Apr 14, 2008, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum

'Infrequent buyer' claims $34M Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner described as 'down-to-earth' The winner of Wednesday's $33.6 million Powerball jackpot was Linville Lee Huff of Bullitt County. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. released the winner's name, but nothing else, yesterday in response to an open-records request filed by The Courier-Journal. Efforts to reach Huff were not successful. Reached by phone yesterday at his home in Louisville, Linville Lee Huff Jr. confirmed that his father had the winning ticket. He said his father, who is ...
Dec 16, 2007, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum