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Posted: February 14, 2011, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

Will we ever know any lottery winners who were able to keep the secret of their winnings all the way to the grave or do you believe that ALL lotto winners are eventually found out regardless of any trusts or lawyers they hire to protect their identities?

Do you think the Lottery Commissions should do more to protect or assist those who win major jackpots?

 

Add your thoughts?

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: February 14, 2011, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

    unless your a hermit, word gets out.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      Posted: February 14, 2011, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

      Since all winners pay taxes, someone knows who they are even if the general public doesn't.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 14, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

        Skepticalnot exzactly sure but I vaguely recall a tale of a UK lottery winner a fair bit back who nearly got away with it

        news got out @ her funeral ....... supposedly childless couple .... don't recall all the details

        but I doubt anyone could get away with it here in the US of A

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          Posted: February 14, 2011, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

          Once again, there is a real need for a Jackpot Winners Protection Program.

          Those running the program would be the only ones who know the winners identity, location, etc....

          They handle all correspondence and attempted contacts, keep the solicitor's away, handle it all.

          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: February 14, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            Once again, there is a real need for a Jackpot Winners Protection Program.

            Those running the program would be the only ones who know the winners identity, location, etc....

            They handle all correspondence and attempted contacts, keep the solicitor's away, handle it all.

            Roll Eyes & Skeptical

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              Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

              Will we ever know any lottery winners who were able to keep the secret of their winnings all the way to the grave or do you believe that ALL lotto winners are eventually found out regardless of any trusts or lawyers they hire to protect their identities?

              Do you think the Lottery Commissions should do more to protect or assist those who win major jackpots?

               

              Add your thoughts?

              If the lottery allows you to remain anonymous it's up to the winners to keep quiet, it only takes one family member or friend to break that trust.
              After you claim your ticket the lottery is not responsible for your safety.

              Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                             I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                Will we ever know any lottery winners who were able to keep the secret of their winnings all the way to the grave or do you believe that ALL lotto winners are eventually found out regardless of any trusts or lawyers they hire to protect their identities?

                Do you think the Lottery Commissions should do more to protect or assist those who win major jackpots?

                 

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                go to the mega millions official website and click history of winners. There are quite a few people who collected anonymously. I don't see any reason why they couldn't take the secret to their grave if they wanted.

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                  Posted: February 14, 2011, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                  tiggs would never be able to keep quiet about winning millions and welcomes the chance to prove it..tiggs will brag about it to the world and then cash his ticket and tell eveyone to try to find him..

                                                                            Pure luck

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                    Posted: February 14, 2011, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm still amazed that the Washington couple and the Idaho lady with the psycho husband that won the massive Mega Millions jackpot last month both came forward to reveal themselves.  Not a smart move, IMO (especially for the Idaho lady) unless they had no other choice.

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                      Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Will we ever know any lottery winners who were able to keep the secret of their winnings all the way to the grave or do you believe that ALL lotto winners are eventually found out regardless of any trusts or lawyers they hire to protect their identities?

                      Do you think the Lottery Commissions should do more to protect or assist those who win major jackpots?

                       

                      Add your thoughts?

                      Successfully Remaining Anonymous Requires the Winner to Avoid Unguarded Talk, which may give useful information to a would be Attacker: After All: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships!

                      For Your Reading Pleasure:

                      http://www.lotterypost.com/search/forums?q=anonymous&t=all

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                        unless your a hermit, word gets out.

                        So right you are: It goes against Human Nature to become Anonym!

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                          Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Once again, there is a real need for a Jackpot Winners Protection Program.

                          Those running the program would be the only ones who know the winners identity, location, etc....

                          They handle all correspondence and attempted contacts, keep the solicitor's away, handle it all.

                          How the Program will Work: The U.S. Department of Lottery Services erases the old identities of Jackpot Lottery Winners and places them in a new city in a new state where they are not likely to be recognized, with new names and new lives.

                          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                            Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm still amazed that the Washington couple and the Idaho lady with the psycho husband that won the massive Mega Millions jackpot last month both came forward to reveal themselves.  Not a smart move, IMO (especially for the Idaho lady) unless they had no other choice.

                            Sometimes You Just have to Ask Yourself: Why are so many Non-Jackpot Lottery Winners so preocupied with anonymously claiming a prize that they will never Win in an entire Life of Lottery Playing! Thud

                            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                              Posted: February 14, 2011, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Sometimes You Just have to Ask Yourself: Why are so many Non-Jackpot Lottery Winners so preocupied with anonymously claiming a prize that they will never Win in an entire Life of Lottery Playing! Thud

                              I Agree!

                              After all the posts on this subject, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to finally realize that.

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