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what if two winners won the lottery

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Posted: December 3, 2008, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

lets say two people won the megga millions jack pot right now.One wanted to keep annonomyous and the other wanted to share name and info including a press release.

 

Would both have to do the press release etc. or just the one that wants it?

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    Posted: December 3, 2008, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

    Do you mean two people sharing one ticket?

    Not sure if this question has relevance as very few states allow MM winner to stay anonymous.

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      Posted: December 4, 2008, 12:03 am - IP Logged

      Both winners are completely seperate (assuming different tickets, not splitting one) so if they were able to remain anonymous, there would be no problem with one going that route, and the other staying public.

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        Posted: December 4, 2008, 5:15 am - IP Logged

        separate tickets, separate choice.  You don't have to go public, if

        u choose not too.

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          Posted: December 4, 2008, 10:46 am - IP Logged

          separate tickets, separate choice.  You don't have to go public, if

          u choose not too.

          Your second sentence isn't completely true. It depends on what state you reside in. Only a few states allow complete anonymity. Most will require to give out your name and or what state and city you live in.

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

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            Posted: December 4, 2008, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

            Even if the rules require your name and home town to be released, you can't be required to give a press conference just because somebody else chooses to. Either winners are required to hold a press conference, or they're not reqired to. Why a state would require somebody to hold a press conference when they would have no control over what you say escapes me. I suspect that the rules only require that winners *attend* the ceremony where your picture is taken with the big, fake check.

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              Posted: December 4, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

              That's a good question, and I'm glad you asked it.  I'm glad others' had the answers too. 

              I believe they are right on this one.

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                Posted: December 4, 2008, 11:36 pm - IP Logged

                ive just always wondered that.

                 

                and hell, with the jackpot being so high, i wouldnt mind sharing with another player if they won.wouldnt dent my dreams a bit.

                 

                i just didnt know if they woul have forced ya to do something or not.

                 

                im in cali for the time being and i wouldnt want to let everyone know that i won.thats a no no.

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                  Posted: December 4, 2008, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't mind if that winner comes forward first and makes a spectacle of themselves, leaving all the attention off me or the method I used to claim it. Really, have we heard anything from the other threes winners that split the nearly 300M Jackpot that David Edwards won a piece of?

                  Just for the heck of it.

                  http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/08/22/national/main307621.shtml

                  Well, I guess one of the other winners had some legal issues from being in a lottery pool but was supposedly settled due to the difference in the times the difference in time the tickets were printed, not like they really brought attention on themselves like Edwards did. Other than that, I don't know. Time to do more digging.

                  You can't predict random.

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                    Posted: December 5, 2008, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                    Even if the rules require your name and home town to be released, you can't be required to give a press conference just because somebody else chooses to. Either winners are required to hold a press conference, or they're not reqired to. Why a state would require somebody to hold a press conference when they would have no control over what you say escapes me. I suspect that the rules only require that winners *attend* the ceremony where your picture is taken with the big, fake check.

                    They don't 'require' you to give a press conference, they suggest it is a good idea to, because if you don't, the media will hound you until you talk to them.  Trust me, I know this.