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"The winners are really actors" myth.

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Posted: July 24, 2012, 11:07 am - IP Logged

Personally I think it's just that - a myth.  If it was true someone - not nessasarily the person holding the big check - would come forward and say, "Listen he/she didn't really win, the lottery just paid them a couple of thou to hold a big check." 

Also, a customer at my dad's old job knew the girl who won the $76 million dollar Powerball in Hollywood, FL a couple of years ago as they were both co-workers.  EMT's to be exact.  When she found out she won she quit the next day.


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    Posted: July 24, 2012, 11:20 am - IP Logged

    Personally I think it's just that - a myth.  If it was true someone - not nessasarily the person holding the big check - would come forward and say, "Listen he/she didn't really win, the lottery just paid them a couple of thou to hold a big check." 

    Also, a customer at my dad's old job knew the girl who won the $76 million dollar Powerball in Hollywood, FL a couple of years ago as they were both co-workers.  EMT's to be exact.  When she found out she won she quit the next day.

    I think they can pretend somebody won a big check if they want to for tv commercial purposes. I'm sure they do it all the time for advertising. They have a product that they sell to the public. In fact it could be considered a "public service" to help all us poor underprivileged people to have a chance at winning some money for ourselves.


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      I think they can pretend somebody won a big check if they want to for tv commercial purposes. I'm sure they do it all the time for advertising. They have a product that they sell to the public. In fact it could be considered a "public service" to help all us poor underprivileged people to have a chance at winning some money for ourselves.

      This person would be a good advertisement for the lottery, and she's not even an actor!  (Mirlande Wilson)

      (The McDonald's pool member, who still claims her " $218 million winning ticket" is still safely hidden away somewhere in that restaurant.)

       


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        Posted: July 24, 2012, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

        AND SHE WILL GIVE YOU "SWEET SWINE" ACTION TO BOOT.

        Is she from Hollywood FL too?


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          Posted: July 24, 2012, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

          AND SHE WILL GIVE YOU "SWEET SWINE" ACTION TO BOOT.

          Is she from Hollywood FL too?

          Close Ronnie, she's actually from the great state of Maryland.

           

          The Sweet Swine action is legendary I've heard.   Hippy


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            Posted: July 24, 2012, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

            Close Ronnie, she's actually from the great state of Maryland.

             

            The Sweet Swine action is legendary I've heard.   Hippy

            Thankfully, I can only imagine getting a taste of that sweet action.

            Ive been to Hollywood FL. and they are very affirmative action minded (as well as sweet swine action) minded. So I was think she was from there and felt a "right" to win.

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              Posted: July 24, 2012, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

              Personally I think it's just that - a myth.  If it was true someone - not nessasarily the person holding the big check - would come forward and say, "Listen he/she didn't really win, the lottery just paid them a couple of thou to hold a big check." 

              Also, a customer at my dad's old job knew the girl who won the $76 million dollar Powerball in Hollywood, FL a couple of years ago as they were both co-workers.  EMT's to be exact.  When she found out she won she quit the next day.

              Hemi - I'm sure there have been 1 or 2 who have done that... hired someone to stand and take the 'spot-light' - in return for some undisclosed sum of money... but mostly, since there are so many ways to determine face/name matches... and we have way too many people who would take joy and delight in debunking any attempts...  I am betting 'myth' also!


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                Hemi - I'm sure there have been 1 or 2 who have done that... hired someone to stand and take the 'spot-light' - in return for some undisclosed sum of money... but mostly, since there are so many ways to determine face/name matches... and we have way too many people who would take joy and delight in debunking any attempts...  I am betting 'myth' also!

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: July 25, 2012, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                  Hemi - I'm sure there have been 1 or 2 who have done that... hired someone to stand and take the 'spot-light' - in return for some undisclosed sum of money... but mostly, since there are so many ways to determine face/name matches... and we have way too many people who would take joy and delight in debunking any attempts...  I am betting 'myth' also!

                  "Hemi - I'm sure there have been 1 or 2 who have done that...hired someone to stand and take the 'spot-light'"

                  One of the arguments against anonymity is that the names with a picture holding the huge check proves there was a winner and the state just didn't keep the jackpot winnings. If a lottery was to allow stand-ins to hold the check, it would question the integrity of the lottery. Some people have suggested wearing an outragious disguise when collecting the winnings, but they still need a photo ID to collect the winnings so they better not get too clever. Privacy is very important but there are much better ways to obtain it than dressing like a fool.

                  Not all lotteries require the winner to have their picture taken or even publish their names, but no state lottery would knowingly defraud the public by allowing stand-ins for the picture or publish the names of anyone but the actual winner.

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                    Posted: July 26, 2012, 6:44 am - IP Logged

                    "Hemi - I'm sure there have been 1 or 2 who have done that...hired someone to stand and take the 'spot-light'"

                    One of the arguments against anonymity is that the names with a picture holding the huge check proves there was a winner and the state just didn't keep the jackpot winnings. If a lottery was to allow stand-ins to hold the check, it would question the integrity of the lottery. Some people have suggested wearing an outragious disguise when collecting the winnings, but they still need a photo ID to collect the winnings so they better not get too clever. Privacy is very important but there are much better ways to obtain it than dressing like a fool.

                    Not all lotteries require the winner to have their picture taken or even publish their names, but no state lottery would knowingly defraud the public by allowing stand-ins for the picture or publish the names of anyone but the actual winner.

                    I wonder if you could hire a makeup artist to transform your appearence, so you still look like a regular person but you look nothing like yourself. Maybe video getting the makeup done and then have it played sped up for the lottery people so they understand why you don't look like your ID. You could have your face change shapes, different eye and hair color and maybe even undergo a full body spray to change skin.

                     

                    I think it would work well, since when people hear you're name and ask if you're THAT <insert name> then you can laugh and say "I wish, but  that lucky one looked nothing like me" or similar. I just don't know how the lottery would react, if they'd take the video as evidence it's actually you. If they did, and I couldn't claim through a trust or anonymous, then I'd consider claiming that way.

                     

                     

                    As for the myth of actors collecting, I stopped believing that when I was in elementary school when I knew nothing about nothing and just thought it would make a good conspiracy. But now that I'm older and realize much more, it's completely ridiculous for me to think they aren't true winners.