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Protection after a huge jackpot lottery win

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 9 years ago by wantmoney.

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Posted: February 22, 2008, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

Is California the only state where someone can be anonymous when claiming a jackpot?  Not sure what the point is in making your name public after winning a jackpot.

No. Oklahoma and Delaware for sure also.

Somewhere in the News forum there's pictures of Delaware winners holding big cardboard circles in front of their face (Delaware's answer to "anonymous" I guess.

There's also a post in the News from sometime last year when a couple in Oklahoma won and just made a statement to the press that they wished to remain anonymous, let people know jackpots can be won, and to play but make sure they played responsibly.

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 22, 2008, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

    Many good points, sensible!!!Cheers

    A few years ago, billionaire Warren Buffett advised  "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful."

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      Posted: February 29, 2008, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

      No. Oklahoma and Delaware for sure also.

      Somewhere in the News forum there's pictures of Delaware winners holding big cardboard circles in front of their face (Delaware's answer to "anonymous" I guess.

      There's also a post in the News from sometime last year when a couple in Oklahoma won and just made a statement to the press that they wished to remain anonymous, let people know jackpots can be won, and to play but make sure they played responsibly.

      Was just reading the OK lottery website and their rules say your name will be released.

      Sorry, using the wrong browser so can't post a link. 

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        Posted: February 29, 2008, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

        How would you protect yourself?

         

        My plan.

        1) Tell no one I am a winner.

        2) Move to another state or move to another country.

        3) Get a good alarm system.

        4) Hire body guards.

        5) not show off.

        6) Hire lawyers and professional advice.

        OMG,  it is another kind of jail life !!