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If you claim Big Win Anonymously Do you sign ticket or not...

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Posted: April 22, 2009, 11:53 am - IP Logged

Thanks DC81, Grandpa and Marlon39....I appreciate the response!

I did however, found the answer I was looking for....

  • Make copies of original (front and back)
  • Secure the original it in a safe place
  • Hire a lawyer
  • Form a blind trust
  • Inform lottery official that you are claiming anonymously
  • Claim winnings under the blind trust name

In the state I live in they will let you claim prize anonymously.

Even in the states that do allow winners to remain anonymous, they still publish name of the store where the ticket was sold and the location. And the name of the winner becomes public record after the ticket is validated so even there it's not fully anonymous. While everything you've suggested it sound advice, I wouldn't wait too long to validate the ticket because after a few weeks the store owner might believe the player didn't know they had the winning ticket and might start checking surveillance tapes believing the prize might go unclaimed.

"Many on this site believe it is best to claim a jackpot prize anonymously....and (if your state allows it )"

There are people on this site that believe they should only purchase their Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in states that allow anonymity like it's a foregone conclusion they will eventually overcome odds of more than !75 million to one and hit the jackpot.

    Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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    Posted: April 22, 2009, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

    Even in the states that do allow winners to remain anonymous, they still publish name of the store where the ticket was sold and the location. And the name of the winner becomes public record after the ticket is validated so even there it's not fully anonymous. While everything you've suggested it sound advice, I wouldn't wait too long to validate the ticket because after a few weeks the store owner might believe the player didn't know they had the winning ticket and might start checking surveillance tapes believing the prize might go unclaimed.

    "Many on this site believe it is best to claim a jackpot prize anonymously....and (if your state allows it )"

    There are people on this site that believe they should only purchase their Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in states that allow anonymity like it's a foregone conclusion they will eventually overcome odds of more than !75 million to one and hit the jackpot.

    Hi Stack47!

     

    Excellent point about the surveillance tapes.....

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      Posted: April 27, 2009, 1:56 am - IP Logged

      KY Floyd

      You are implying that I lack common sense and I do not appreciate you insulting me.

      I am very well aware that an attorney would be appropriate WHEN I NEED ONE!

      My question was to simply engage in conversation....my use of the internet provided the answer I was looking for to the question used for this post....

      As a sensible person, I am aware that if a person wins the lottery, you go to an attorney...not the internet

      I have never, ever been rude to anyone on this site....

      And

      Since you are such a sensible person, it would be nice if you could do the same.

      I didn't imply anything. You said you'd seen conflicting advice, at least some of which came from the internet, and that you guessed it "depends on what advice you are willing to go with."

      I offered my internet advice, and then simply pointed out that there's a better option than choosing between differing advice found on the internet.

        Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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        Posted: April 27, 2009, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

        I didn't imply anything. You said you'd seen conflicting advice, at least some of which came from the internet, and that you guessed it "depends on what advice you are willing to go with."

        I offered my internet advice, and then simply pointed out that there's a better option than choosing between differing advice found on the internet.

        Hey KY Floyd!

        Thanks for clearing that.....I appreciate it.....

        Have great day!