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What if you won big and you live in a state that doesn't allow anonymity?

Topic closed. 69 replies. Last post 4 years ago by Nikkicute.

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The name on the back of the ticket is the name that will be given to the media..

Destroy the ticket, it's not worth the hassle [ 5 ]  [11.36%]
Have your name published but no press conference [ 20 ]  [45.45%]
Have your name published, go to the press con [ 6 ]  [13.64%]
Legally change name, sign the ticket w/ new name [ 6 ]  [13.64%]
I plan to do something else (please specify) [ 7 ]  [15.91%]
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Posted: August 29, 2012, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

Can you get someone else to sign/claim the ticket and have them give you the money? Or would there be some kind of double tax there?

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    Posted: August 30, 2012, 2:31 am - IP Logged

    Can you get someone else to sign/claim the ticket and have them give you the money? Or would there be some kind of double tax there?

    Yes, you can give the ticket to someone else but make sure it is someone you absolutely trust not to screw you over. Google search, "Etta Urquhart." 

    Etta Urquhart is a woman from Bakersfield, CA who claims to have given her own son a jackpot winning Mega Millions ticket about a year ago and now she's suing him for the money.

    About your other question on taxes, when the other person collects the money for you, they will be responsible for federal income tax and possibly state income tax depending where they live but in addition to income tax, the other person will also be responsible for paying gift tax when they give you money over $12,000 a year. So, in a sense, the money will be taxed twice. Once for income taxes and then again for gift tax.

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      Posted: August 30, 2012, 8:47 am - IP Logged

      What if you won Mega Millions or Powerball and you happen to live in a state that doesn't allow jackpot winners to collect anonymously? You talked to a lawyer and the laws in your state says that the name on the ticket is the name that will be published in newspapers, what would you do? In this scenario if you decide to collect the money, the press conference is optional.

      In that case, I would recommend that you register with an online lottery website and place your bets online. This way, when you win the jackpot, your identity wont be revealed and you will recieve your money via secure online transaction in your registered wallet. Hope I was of some help...Smile

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: August 30, 2012, 11:51 am - IP Logged

        In that case, I would recommend that you register with an online lottery website and place your bets online. This way, when you win the jackpot, your identity wont be revealed and you will recieve your money via secure online transaction in your registered wallet. Hope I was of some help...Smile

        You obviously have never played and won a significant prizes in an American lottery.Confused

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: August 30, 2012, 11:57 am - IP Logged

          In that case, I would recommend that you register with an online lottery website and place your bets online. This way, when you win the jackpot, your identity wont be revealed and you will recieve your money via secure online transaction in your registered wallet. Hope I was of some help...Smile

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            Posted: August 30, 2012, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

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            ROFL  good one RIDGE .. sounds like Patel to meSkeptical

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              Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:59 am - IP Logged

              In that case, I would recommend that you register with an online lottery website and place your bets online. This way, when you win the jackpot, your identity wont be revealed and you will recieve your money via secure online transaction in your registered wallet. Hope I was of some help...Smile

              you should buy an ad on the sidebar or a banner. I'm sure the rates for this website a reasonable enough.

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                Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                Posted: September 2, 2012, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                Can you get someone else to sign/claim the ticket and have them give you the money? Or would there be some kind of double tax there?

                COLLECT THE WINNINGS OR DON'T PLAY!!!

                 

                To have someone else claim your ticket is ridiculous, once his or her name gets out their family

                members are going to come out of the woodwork asking for money and once word gets out its not

                really their money and they cashed it for someone else your name is exposed anyway!

                 

                Never seen people act like such cowards to collect a big check!!Roll Eyes


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                  Posted: September 2, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                  COLLECT THE WINNINGS OR DON'T PLAY!!!

                   

                  To have someone else claim your ticket is ridiculous, once his or her name gets out their family

                  members are going to come out of the woodwork asking for money and once word gets out its not

                  really their money and they cashed it for someone else your name is exposed anyway!

                   

                  Never seen people act like such cowards to collect a big check!!Roll Eyes

                  I could understand the fear and humiliation, of being caught receiving a very small check.   Crying

                    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                    Posted: September 2, 2012, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                    The only thing left is to move to a state where they can stay anonymous.

                    Might be there a while before you win though...just there long enough to see someone

                    from the state you moved from (the one that did not allow anonymous claims) to win the big jackpot lol