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Really think you can remain anonymous?

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:01 am - IP Logged

Yeah, theorhetically you can, but....

This was on our local news tonight (KFVS TV 12, Cape Girardeau, MO)

A man won 3.7 million in December, Missouri Lotto. He went into a store in Ironton, MO to scan his ticket (had the clerk scan it for him), verified it was a winner, said thank you, and left.

The local TV station heard about it and had a reporter camp out in the store just in case he came back.

A lady in town (this was on the news mind you) had a hunch it was someone who hangs out with a group that frequents a local restaurant, and started calling people he knew that went there and asked them if they were the winner.

Then, the reporter that had been sent to the store started "scouring the streets" asking people if they were the winner, or knew who it was.

SHEESH!

Thre was also another news item about someone winning $50,000 on a $3 crossword scratcher.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:09 am - IP Logged

    Slow news day apparently.

     

    All it would take to cool off this TV station would be for about 10 people to all say 'yeah, it's me, I'm the one that won the lottery'. 

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      Posted: January 9, 2007, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

      I always knew there was an advantage to being a hermit!  White Bounce  I would quietly pack up and move.

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        Posted: January 10, 2007, 12:09 am - IP Logged

        One of those abandoned missile silos in the Dakotas that the Air Force puts up for sale sounds good - but you'd still have to surface in the state you won the lotto on to collect your winnings. 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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          Posted: January 10, 2007, 12:17 am - IP Logged

          ever professional you'd see you'd have to have them sign a confidentiality agreement....and still you have no proof they didn't keep their word.

           

          tough...only thing thats the best options -- stay within the family or earn all the tax and legality issues and investing issues on your own.