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Follow-up: Would you take MORE money to NOT remain anonymous?

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 4 years ago by billionaire2bee.

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Would you trade your anonymity for more money?

No; no extra amount is worth giving up my privacy [ 9 ]  [39.13%]
Yes, for at least 10% more [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
Yes, for at least 25% more [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
Yes, for at least 33% more [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
Yes, for at least 50% more [ 1 ]  [4.35%]
Yes, for at least 75% more [ 2 ]  [8.70%]
Yes, but they'd have to double my winnings [ 4 ]  [17.39%]
Other (please specify) [ 3 ]  [13.04%]
Total Valid Votes [ 23 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  

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Posted: November 16, 2012, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

picked other,

nother good thread Media,

They would have to pick up the taxes, at least at the state level and maybe the fed level,

although I don't know how they could work that out.

i'll give ya 5 on this one too.

My state has a $1000. a week FOR A YEAR game........ and they pick up the taxes........

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    Posted: November 16, 2012, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

    Oregon does not allow anonymous winners.  So I will take the annuity and have a little press conference and go home.  Good luck to me on saturday night!-weshar75

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      Posted: November 17, 2012, 1:41 am - IP Logged

      picked other,

      nother good thread Media,

      They would have to pick up the taxes, at least at the state level and maybe the fed level,

      although I don't know how they could work that out.

      i'll give ya 5 on this one too.

      Thank you kindly!

      That's probably where I'd go with that as well.  I think they know how to work out how much the taxes on your winnings would be on the spot.  For example, New York Lottery used to have a scratcher many years ago called Tax-Free Million; because the tax code doesn't allow for an actual tax-free million, the top prize was supposedly an amount that would work out to a million bucks after taxes were taken out.  However, as this NY Daily News article from 2000 alleges, their method had a lot to be desired.

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        Posted: November 28, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        Coin Toss had a good idea for a follow-up to my last poll.  Let's assume that all lotteries already allow you to remain anonymous when collecting your winnings, even for multi-million dollar jackpots.  However, as an incentive to subject yourself to the sort of publicity that the lotteries prefer, they're willing to offer you more money on top of the amount you've already won.  Would you go for it, or would you be content to stay in the shadows with your advertised winnings?

        I got a question since you bought that up....could you take the more money and decide not to remain anonymous??? Cause I don't care if I win I will rule the lottery it will not rule me and my motto is.....

        I HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!