|Posted: March 31, 2008, 1:54 am - IP Logged|
from the AZ lottery FAQs
However, Arizona Lottery jackpot winners are given the option of participating in or declining a press conference and/or publicity. We believe a press conference enhances the winning experience, and it usually eliminates receiving multiple calls from the media.
we had a couple of guys win, 7 mil or so, ten or so years ago. they declined the news conference and put notes on their doors at home, "all media interviews $10,000". the local media talked about them and the notes then the hub-bub died down rather quickly.
now about be able to win anonymously is something i'd liked to be able to do. however i play the lottery under the rules of that state and if i win i'll collect under the rules of that state. after i won and collected i'd be hanging out in another state at relatives house (different name) till the hub-bub died down then slipping back into town to take care business.