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Who signs the back of the Mega ticket if you win and want to be anonymous?

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Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

I can't help but dream about winning the largest Mega ever, but yet I keep thinking it would be great, but I would want to remain anonymous!  I have been searching the internet today and find that claiming the prize via blind trust would give you privacy, but who signs the ticket?

I have read many articles that say to sign your ticket to verify ownership, but by doing so, are you now not able to collect the jackpot using a blind trust?

I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this!

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    Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

    I can't help but dream about winning the largest Mega ever, but yet I keep thinking it would be great, but I would want to remain anonymous!  I have been searching the internet today and find that claiming the prize via blind trust would give you privacy, but who signs the ticket?

    I have read many articles that say to sign your ticket to verify ownership, but by doing so, are you now not able to collect the jackpot using a blind trust?

    I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this!

    I read an FAQ in one state's site that says you can sign the ticket over to someone else after it has been signed. Sounds like something for you, the lottery, a lawyer, and a notary to figure out.

    I plan on doing the same but would never have an unsigned ticket.

    Good luck.

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      NH
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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

      Blind Trust sounds great on paper. Just way too much power for in most cases a total stranger. If a single winner wins this world record jackpot, I don't think a trust is going to stop someone from gettting the story of who won...It could actually blow up in your face and bring even more attention to the person. I think I would go the disguise and name change route if I'm lucky enough to be the only winner...The less people involved in controlling the jackpot the better imop.