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Would you wear a disguise to your press conference?

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chillz43's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: August 12, 2009, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

If you won big money, say PB or MM, and you were forced to do a press conference. Would you wear a disguise to protect your idenity? Would the lottery officals allow this? Has there ever been a case of this?

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    Posted: August 12, 2009, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, there has.  There was a thread on LP about a man who wore a disguise - not a good one either.  If your name is used, I don't see what good it would do.  I guess if someone is that concerned about being identified, he should hire an attorney to be his representative.  Frankly, I wouldn't want anyone else to handle my winning ticket!  I think it would be cool to put a bag over your head like the Unknown Comic.  (Remember the Gong Show?)  I actually saw him (Murray Langston is his real name) in Vegas in 81.

    If a winner went to extremes and had a sex change operation to hide his identity, would he then have to prove he was the person in the surveillance video at the convenience store?  LOL

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      Posted: August 12, 2009, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

      i would wear a giant shades and my Titleist visor I usually wear for a round of golf.

      it's not much, but its certainly better than nothing.

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        Posted: August 12, 2009, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

        i would wear a giant shades and my Titleist visor I usually wear for a round of golf.

        it's not much, but its certainly better than nothing.

        Guess I'm just not that popular.  Sad  Seriously, most people don't pay attention to stories about lottery winners, and the ones who do will remember you no matter how discreet you are.  Greedy relatives are like Chinese Drywall or toxic mold in your home.  You need to gut it or move!

        Since the OP is about a big PB or MM winner, I guess there would be more publicity, but the chances of that happening are so slim, I never really think about it.  Anyway, how many of the big winners can most people name except for Jack Whittaker or Brad Duke?   When was the last time we read anything about the West family? I can't even remember the name of the trucker who won MM in Georgia and I posted about him...or the woman whose life partner used her debit card & won, etc.

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          Posted: August 12, 2009, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

          i just give you my idea

          anime cosplay

          i wear this

          setup

          anime

           

          and on a human it would look like this

          anime

           

           

           

          or a funny headline with the lotto would be

          ninja wins lotto

           

          however, a party store is the best place to find it for this one, and it your best cheap way

           

           

          this last one would be my fav

          lolz

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            Posted: August 12, 2009, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

            If you won big money, say PB or MM, and you were forced to do a press conference. Would you wear a disguise to protect your idenity? Would the lottery officals allow this? Has there ever been a case of this?

            Absolutely.

            A while back a woman pharnacist in Illinois won Mega Millions and she not only showed up in a disguise, but had a professional make up artist do it, wig and all.

            She said, for one thing, being a pharmacist, as soon as word got out she won Mega Millions someone would probably try and sue her for a "drug mix up" they made up a story about.

            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: August 12, 2009, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              coin your spot on man

               

              with that kind of logic you could tell the media anything and get away with it

              some of my ideas would be

              am in the middle of getting divorced , so i dont want my x knowing

              or your XTREME shy of people, and sense the lotto forcing you to get a pic, you agree on your terms

              or just say you are in fact a real life ninja, and a rule is to never show your face lolz

               

              my fav would be, i have threats agiants my life so i have to hide who i am

              thus gives you the must protection, the media wont even touch you,

               

              know why, if they try to prey on you and find out who you are, when you clearly are trying to hide it

              you can sue them for threating your life

              the media and the lotto would not Dare put your life at risk like that

              they are forced to go along with it, kicking and yelling even

              i mean a lawyer would have a field day with anyone trying to know who you was,

              their lawyers would have a heart attack defending their actions of seeking your true face,

               

              i mean it, their been stories where people who used the my life have been threated, and the govt and media got PWNED, it was like a restraining order for all of media, that megic words of life in danger

              is like best defence ever,

              you can't be compelled  to put your life in danger due to some dumb state lotto rules or media whores wanting to know who you are

              its like a human right

              they may Hate you for using it, but it can't be beat without them shooting them selfs in the legal foot

               

              if they asked you why you play, say the ticket was a gift and you never refuse gifts LOL

              or that you just always dreamed of winning, and a threat agiant your life wont make you run away form your dreams!

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                Posted: August 12, 2009, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                coin your spot on man

                 

                with that kind of logic you could tell the media anything and get away with it

                some of my ideas would be

                am in the middle of getting divorced , so i dont want my x knowing

                or your XTREME shy of people, and sense the lotto forcing you to get a pic, you agree on your terms

                or just say you are in fact a real life ninja, and a rule is to never show your face lolz

                 

                my fav would be, i have threats agiants my life so i have to hide who i am

                thus gives you the must protection, the media wont even touch you,

                 

                know why, if they try to prey on you and find out who you are, when you clearly are trying to hide it

                you can sue them for threating your life

                the media and the lotto would not Dare put your life at risk like that

                they are forced to go along with it, kicking and yelling even

                i mean a lawyer would have a field day with anyone trying to know who you was,

                their lawyers would have a heart attack defending their actions of seeking your true face,

                 

                i mean it, their been stories where people who used the my life have been threated, and the govt and media got PWNED, it was like a restraining order for all of media, that megic words of life in danger

                is like best defence ever,

                you can't be compelled  to put your life in danger due to some dumb state lotto rules or media whores wanting to know who you are

                its like a human right

                they may Hate you for using it, but it can't be beat without them shooting them selfs in the legal foot

                 

                if they asked you why you play, say the ticket was a gift and you never refuse gifts LOL

                or that you just always dreamed of winning, and a threat agiant your life wont make you run away form your dreams!

                lol good points.

                 

                i guess telling the media your life will be in danger if the identity is leaked, might be "the best defence ever"

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                  Posted: August 12, 2009, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                  lol good points.

                   

                  i guess telling the media your life will be in danger if the identity is leaked, might be "the best defence ever"

                  I like that!

                  Yes, I remember seeing that woman dressed up. You could still tell a bit who she was because she had a nice smile that wasn't common-looking.

                  If I had to do a press conference and actually appear, I would wear a disguise.  And I thought about a real crazy one, but then realized that would only make the news outlets show your press conference more often, which kinda defeats the purpose of the disguise in the first place. So it's gotta look somewhat real and uninteresting.

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                    Posted: August 12, 2009, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Justxploring, your killing us with the sex change incognito thing. There's a country song in there somewhere....

                    I hit the lotto and had a sex change to be anonymous

                    but my ex found me and said I made her give up on men

                    and now is after me for two reasons!

                    Scared


                    I think the perfect way to appear at the press conference, if you had to, would be to get the original Dr Zaius costume from Planet of the Apes.

                    Wink

                    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: August 13, 2009, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                      coin your spot on man

                       

                      with that kind of logic you could tell the media anything and get away with it

                      some of my ideas would be

                      am in the middle of getting divorced , so i dont want my x knowing

                      or your XTREME shy of people, and sense the lotto forcing you to get a pic, you agree on your terms

                      or just say you are in fact a real life ninja, and a rule is to never show your face lolz

                       

                      my fav would be, i have threats agiants my life so i have to hide who i am

                      thus gives you the must protection, the media wont even touch you,

                       

                      know why, if they try to prey on you and find out who you are, when you clearly are trying to hide it

                      you can sue them for threating your life

                      the media and the lotto would not Dare put your life at risk like that

                      they are forced to go along with it, kicking and yelling even

                      i mean a lawyer would have a field day with anyone trying to know who you was,

                      their lawyers would have a heart attack defending their actions of seeking your true face,

                       

                      i mean it, their been stories where people who used the my life have been threated, and the govt and media got PWNED, it was like a restraining order for all of media, that megic words of life in danger

                      is like best defence ever,

                      you can't be compelled  to put your life in danger due to some dumb state lotto rules or media whores wanting to know who you are

                      its like a human right

                      they may Hate you for using it, but it can't be beat without them shooting them selfs in the legal foot

                       

                      if they asked you why you play, say the ticket was a gift and you never refuse gifts LOL

                      or that you just always dreamed of winning, and a threat agiant your life wont make you run away form your dreams!

                      "am in the middle of getting divorced , so i dont want my x knowing"

                      The Judge is likely to award your entire jackpot to your ex-wife.  You can't hide joint assets, legally.

                      I can clearly see your spelling is just as great as your knowledge of the law

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                        joint assets in the middle of a divorce, hugwash

                        let me get this right

                        if am married, and she wants to get a divorce, and after the paper work is started,

                        and we are already moved out

                         

                        then i win the lotto, 50% SURE belongs to her, i don't think so buddy

                         

                         

                         

                        i have her killed for being a theft, and i take anyone defending her getting any thing as willing to help a  theft, and kill them too, i don't take kindly to being told being a theft is legal, i dare anyone to try and steal my stuff, they will die

                        the law is blind to reality, and i have issue taking anyone down to reality

                        to many people get away with lawsuits, and bitter  x's trying to take whats not their's

                        the law say whatever it wants, but i dont listin to no freakin bs laws,

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                          Posted: August 13, 2009, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                          can't you pay somebody to show his face for you? you have money now... money can buy things, and if you need to hire an actor to show his face instead of you, then why not?

                          they just need someone to show off, I have seen family related instead of the actual winner, so why not an actor? :)

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                            I would give all answers to questions in the press conference as "Lottery Post dot com.".  it would go something like this:

                             

                            So Ms. X, what are you planning doing with all of that $$$?  me:  "Lottery Post dot com."

                             

                            How will this change your life? me:  "Lottery Post dot com."

                             

                            will you give any of your money to charity?  me:  "Lottery Post dot com."

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                              joint assets in the middle of a divorce, hugwash

                              let me get this right

                              if am married, and she wants to get a divorce, and after the paper work is started,

                              and we are already moved out

                               

                              then i win the lotto, 50% SURE belongs to her, i don't think so buddy

                               

                               

                               

                              i have her killed for being a theft, and i take anyone defending her getting any thing as willing to help a  theft, and kill them too, i don't take kindly to being told being a theft is legal, i dare anyone to try and steal my stuff, they will die

                              the law is blind to reality, and i have issue taking anyone down to reality

                              to many people get away with lawsuits, and bitter  x's trying to take whats not their's

                              the law say whatever it wants, but i dont listin to no freakin bs laws,

                              Yeah and then enjoy your life in prison from being convicted of several counts of first degree murder until they put the needle in your arm if you live in a place with the death penalty. Maybe with the money (if you get it) you could have a bunch of lawyers out there keeping you alive through appeals but eventually those will run out.  I hope you don't go through a divorce with someone who would know about a post such as this.

                              You can't predict random.