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Rule #1 For Winners

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: February 18, 2008, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

The UK and Australian state lotteries allow winners to remain anonymous. American state lotteries should also allow winners the same right. At the very least, many family members and friends request "help", and it's hard to refuse without causing offence. It can also attract the attention of less savoury types. It is very unusual for Australian winners to go public.


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    Posted: February 18, 2008, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

    Good day mate. I agree with you. As soon as you can convince the American lottery officials of rule number one, please let us know you've acheived your goal.

    I liken this whole thing with traffic lights here in Florida. They won't put one up until someone gets hurt or killed unfortunately. Let's hope for our sake, it never has to go that far for the Americans to implement being anonymous, even though there have been foul play here, but i guess not enough to warrant it. Too bad.

    Also, you have the benefit of taxes not being witheld. Best of both worlds...lol

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      Posted: February 18, 2008, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

      The UK and Australian state lotteries allow winners to remain anonymous. American state lotteries should also allow winners the same right. At the very least, many family members and friends request "help", and it's hard to refuse without causing offence. It can also attract the attention of less savoury types. It is very unusual for Australian winners to go public.

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        Posted: February 19, 2008, 1:42 am - IP Logged

        myturn

        The more I learn about the Australian lottery the more I think it should be the model lottery for all others.  

        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: February 19, 2008, 2:27 am - IP Logged

          myturn

          The more I learn about the Australian lottery the more I think it should be the model lottery for all others.  

          Funny that the U.S. seems to have so many kangaroo courts.

          Wink

          Regarding anonymity, it's been brought up many times in FL and they always release the name of the winner, his/her age and city of residence.  The Lottery believes that it is the public's right to know. 

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            Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:23 am - IP Logged

            I Agree!

             

            I live in NY, they do not allow winners to be anonymous when claiming a jackpot.  Oh well, no biggy since I will be moving after claiming the jackpot.

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              Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:37 am - IP Logged

              Funny that the U.S. seems to have so many kangaroo courts.

              Wink

              Regarding anonymity, it's been brought up many times in FL and they always release the name of the winner, his/her age and city of residence.  The Lottery believes that it is the public's right to know. 

              FL Lottery Results = Public     FL Election Process    What?

              That's why before you even go to the lottery to claim your jackpot, you need to stop and get a lawyer and CPA first and create a blind trust to claim the prize on your behalf. Your lawyer goes to the lottery and under the blind trust, he collects the money for you and you remain anonymous through the whole process. If you don't do this, you are going to go on a rollercoaster ride with privacy and stress issues. Can NOT, must NOT.. let that happen.

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                That's why before you even go to the lottery to claim your jackpot, you need to stop and get a lawyer and CPA first and create a blind trust to claim the prize on your behalf. Your lawyer goes to the lottery and under the blind trust, he collects the money for you and you remain anonymous through the whole process. If you don't do this, you are going to go on a rollercoaster ride with privacy and stress issues. Can NOT, must NOT.. let that happen.

                Well since I happen to be a financial services representative, I would do it this way if I were to win a nice jackpot lottery prize:

                1) Rent a PO box at the post office;

                2) Establish a trust (with wording that does not reveal my last name) through my legal team

                3) Once trust is established, go to lottery headquarters to represent my "client" as the financial representative.

                4) "Client" (me) will provide a written statement that again will not reveal my identity.

                This will allow me to conduct the required publicity while at the same time remaining anonymous as I will not speak as though I was the winner.  If anyone points out that one of the beneficiaries happens to be me, all I need to say is I am a close friend of the trust family.  End of story.  But I would ask them to not reveal the names of the beneficiaries, so hopefully that would be a non-issue.

                As for my post claim life, since I represent big money from time to time, my income goes up and down all the time, so I would be able to mask this win from the people I know for a long time (that's a clue for all you salaried folks).

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                  Posted: February 19, 2008, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                  Aren't blind trusts still public record, in the sense that anyone can look up the trust and find out who the person or persons are that formed it?

                  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: February 19, 2008, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                    They will find you. The best thing is to move a gated community or a 1 first class condo.  Be a small fish in a large pond, so that you would not stand out.  Stay next to the rich and famous.

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                      Posted: February 19, 2008, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                      The UK and Australian state lotteries allow winners to remain anonymous. American state lotteries should also allow winners the same right. At the very least, many family members and friends request "help", and it's hard to refuse without causing offence. It can also attract the attention of less savoury types. It is very unusual for Australian winners to go public.

                      I would love for more states to allow anonyomity, but they don't want that. Like justxploring said, they want to prove that the lottery is legit and people really win. 

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: February 27, 2008, 3:34 am - IP Logged

                        A Rockhampton great-grandfather woke up to the news that he has won over $15 million in Powerball. The man, in his seventies, was unaware of his win until he was called by the Queensland state lottery, he wishes to remain anonymous. When asked what he’ll do with his massive windfall, the man said he was unsure. He said he had wanted to have a holiday in England for some time and would plan to do so.

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                          Posted: February 27, 2008, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                          The UK and Australian state lotteries allow winners to remain anonymous. American state lotteries should also allow winners the same right. At the very least, many family members and friends request "help", and it's hard to refuse without causing offence. It can also attract the attention of less savoury types. It is very unusual for Australian winners to go public.

                          Those in my circle that need help receive it now.. So it wouldn't make a difference if I won the pot now.  I wouldn't change the method of help.

                          I would continue to help with light bills, groceries, and mortgage loans as I do now.

                          That is what family and friends are for.

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                            Posted: February 27, 2008, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                            When I win, I definitely plan on trying to remain anonymous for the sake of my kids...BUT, I have to say, that my name and my husband's name, including our last name, is SOOO common (like Smith or Johnson) that I know there are thousands of us in our state alone, so if our name DOES get released, I won't worry too much. 

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                              Posted: February 29, 2008, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Four Lotto players will be living a Lotto life after sharing the First Division prize of $1.5 million in Wednesday night’s jackpot draw. Three NSW players picked up $375,000 each with winning tickets purchased in Orange, Ettalong Beach and East Maitland.

                              The Orange winner was a registered player, so lotteries officials were able to call her with the good news. The Orange winner is a local woman who wishes to remain anonymous.

                              “Oh my God, wonderful, thank you, thank you so very much,” she said.

                              “I’m shaking, it’s just too exciting to even begin to think about what I’ll do with the money, I’ll definitely use some to help my family,” the woman added.