|Posted: January 12, 2006, 11:29 am - IP Logged|
For a while, I have been thinking of going to one of the anonymous states (such as Delaware,
North Dakota, Ohio, South Caroliina, New Hampshire, and Louisiana, states where you can actually BE
ANONYMOUS) ONCE a year and buying, like 500 tickets. However, the odds of winning the powerball
are 1/146,107,962 and most people who actually WIN only play a FEW tickets every drawing.
But don't forget. No matter HOW MUCH you KNOW about forming a trust,
you can only be anonymous in a state that ALLOWS YOU TO BE ANONYMOUS. If you form a
trust in New York or Illinois, they will still put your name up, which defeats the purpose of forming a trust
in the first place. There are other state lottery games that have odds of like 1 out of 6 million , like
OH Lot O'Play and other state lotteries. Some states will allow you to become anonymous, most
states do not. I just thought that I should set up a poll about this, because I wanted some advice from
all the lottery post members about this, because I am really thinking about doing this. But then again, if
I play a little once in a while, at least I have a chance every drawing. Is it worth driving to a different
state or even flying to a different state ONCE a year to buy a lot of tickets (even for anonymity)? This has
been on my mind for a while. What do you guys think?
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!