|Posted: April 11, 2008, 11:46 am - IP Logged|
I recently thought about this.... What if someone with a common name (such as John Smith) formed a blind trust after winning a jackpot? Even though all the social security numbers of all U.S. Citizens are different, a bank or the government could make a mistake in calling the wrong person with the same first and last name on the phone. After all, bank and government officials are human, and humans can make mistakes. What are your thoughts?
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!
People can talk about strategies and gimmicks all they want, but unless your ticket actually matches at least 5 of those 6 balls, you are just another person who tried to win a game yet ultimately failed.