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Remaining anonymous if you win jackpot?

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Posted: October 17, 2005, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

maybe a "guns don't kill people, I DO" shirt and a set of matching Elvis mutton chops and mirrored shades...

 

or a 10 gallon Jack Whittaker hat and a friendly greeting of "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"

 

better still, I'll dress up like will sasso does on MADtv as Kenny Rogers and act all goofy...

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

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    Posted: October 17, 2005, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

    maybe a "guns don't kill people, I DO" shirt and a set of matching Elvis mutton chops and mirrored shades...

     

    or a 10 gallon Jack Whittaker hat and a friendly greeting of "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"

     

    better still, I'll dress up like will sasso does on MADtv as Kenny Rogers and act all goofy...

    Wouldn't there something more entertaining to accomplish with a zillion dollars? You're starting to sound like Britney's husband. He walked into a multi-million dollar deal, and all he has accomplished it to max his credit at McDonalds.

    Cheers

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      Posted: October 17, 2005, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

      Two piece of information is in so called public domain.
      Winner name & His City. So rent a home in a differant area/state where no one knows you. Then claim your prize yourself or as trust with new address.

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        Posted: October 18, 2005, 4:06 am - IP Logged

        Who would wanna remain anonymous?  I know if I won I'd want everyone to know who i am! =)

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          Posted: October 18, 2005, 6:06 am - IP Logged

          main attraction of anonymity is safety of your family. What if the kids were abducted from school? there IS at least an 8 week turnaround from when you claim the ticket to when you access the money... alot can happen in 8 weeks! I think it's wreckless on the part of the states... they announce right away, there should be some lead time so that when they announce (if they must at all) you can be safely out of the area...

          If there is no way around the media circus, then they will get an earful... downsized, outsourced, lower middle class America will have the voice they are currently missing in the media... their choice I guess...

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

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            Posted: October 18, 2005, 6:34 am - IP Logged

            great link, i must have missed that one... thanks GuessWhat!

             

            hypersonig

            YOu said in an other post that it takes 8 weeks after you claim to get money.  What is your source? Any one else that can add to this?

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              Posted: October 18, 2005, 9:06 am - IP Logged

              The Discovery Channel had two stories  (each an hour long) yesterday that was fascinating.  One about Lotteries in general, positive and negative stories. The other was a profile of the 1997 couple who won a $66m Powerball. 

               

              They wanted to stay in their area, and their identity certainly became known.  But they were bombarded with request from all over the world.  The mail man was bringing 2 and 3 duffle bags full of letters from people wanting a portion of thier winnings - with hard luck stories. 

              For those can keep their identity out of the press, it would be to your benefit. 

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                Posted: October 18, 2005, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                great link, i must have missed that one... thanks GuessWhat!

                 

                hypersonig

                YOu said in an other post that it takes 8 weeks after you claim to get money.  What is your source? Any one else that can add to this?

                The timeline, is a variable, by state. First they have to collect all the money from the zillion stores accounts, then move it to the state with the winner. Then go through the audit thingie with the professionals. You can't just transfer millions of dollars out of state treasury without a ton of sign-offs. The government is based on CYA, thus all sign-offs come first.

                New Jersey, for example, tells you, on their web site, you can aniticipate up to four weeks for the transfer to occur. It could be less, it could be more. When I hit my mid-tier win, it took 28 days for the check to hit my mailbox.

                You need money? Get a loan, using the Lottery Director of your state as a witness to your value. If you're deperate, bring the cardboard check as collateral. End of problem. You only need a few thousand, not enough to require a semi-trailor to follow you acroos the city.

                Cheers

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                  Posted: October 18, 2005, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                  For those can keep their identity out of the press, it would be to your benefit. 

                  Ever hear of the Freedom Of Information Act? Except for medical records, I can get everything I need to know about you for fives dollars a printout. All I need is the correct question.

                  You can thank the ACLU for making you a public target.  Remember that the next you want to send a check to a liberal group, who could then forward it to the ACLU!

                  Even Rush Limbaugh tried to keep the government out of his medical records, and the court opened them up the the government. Anything open to the government is open to the public. Its a circle.

                  Cheers

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                    Posted: October 18, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                    Thats why I state, "for those who can..."  I am a firm believer in keeping my mouth shut.  People can research all they want, and you are right CHEWIE, some will research about winners.  That I have no control over.  But I am absolutely sure, I would be one hard nut to crack in terms of people contacting me.  From being in a gated community, having my 3 Rottweilers, and my cousins SMITH & WESSON (44 Magnum). 

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                      Posted: October 18, 2005, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                      After me, I hope you win and I hope you remain out of the spotlight.

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: October 18, 2005, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                        main attraction of anonymity is safety of your family. What if the kids were abducted from school? there IS at least an 8 week turnaround from when you claim the ticket to when you access the money... alot can happen in 8 weeks! I think it's wreckless on the part of the states... they announce right away, there should be some lead time so that when they announce (if they must at all) you can be safely out of the area...

                        If there is no way around the media circus, then they will get an earful... downsized, outsourced, lower middle class America will have the voice they are currently missing in the media... their choice I guess...

                        8 Week Turnaround???

                         

                        It doesn't take 8 weeks to get the money.  Usually, if you decide which payment you want when you claim the prize, it takes like a couple weeks.  Maybe three weeks (like the Watertown 34 in 2003), but not EIGHT weeks.  HELL NO!!!  That would be 8 weeks of paranoia and stress.

                        Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                        If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                          Posted: October 18, 2005, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                          Chewie said:

                          "Think about this, when is the last time you heard about John Cartier, or Christopher Ewen? You probably don't even recognize their name. Both of them won major Powerball jackpots! Your ten minutes of fame only lasts ten minutes. Anything longer than that is entirely your fault."

                           

                          Chewie, as usual you're right

                          The general public does have a very short attention span, but it's not your everyday John Blow that you have to worry about. Its con artists, crooks, kidnappers, church pastors, heads of charities, politicians, and friends and relatives that you have to watch out for. Basically anyone who wants to beg, borrow, or steal your windfall from you.

                           

                          Believe me, these people have a very, very long memory

                          With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                            In futility.


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                            Posted: October 18, 2005, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                            i'll have my lawyer set up everything with the lottery pips,make travel arrangements to go to south africa for a good two months, look for a new residents, go to the lottery office shake hands,take picture after that off im gone to south africa. come back spend another month in some resort in hawaii, come back in georgia and immediately move to the new area.

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                              Posted: October 18, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Hehehe - South Africa! Checked the crime rate lately? If you want to live longer than a week, you better check it out. I had a buddy there last month, they chased him down the main street of the capital with a pickup; until they ran him over. He is back here recovering right now! Big steel plate in his head. Talks kinda weird.

                              You would be safer in a row boat in the Gulf of Mexico right now!

                              Cheers

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                              I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice