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Would you wait for a year before claiming your $10M MM ticket if your state has a pending bill that

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will enable lottery winners to claim their ticket without having their names released to the public?

Yes [ 17 ]  [48.57%]
No [ 14 ]  [40.00%]
It depends [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
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Posted: March 30, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

I think I would.

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    Posted: March 30, 2013, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

    I would, unless it required a wait period to the fullest extent of the permitted time period without any guarantee the law will pass.

    ...Someone's going to win eventually...

    ...Never know, could be me...

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      Posted: March 30, 2013, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

      I'm not trying to do a "Bill Clinton" here, but it depends on what PENDING means! Only then can I make an informed decision in this regard.

       

      Great question though. Thumbs Up

      "Everything works  ONCE!"

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        Posted: March 30, 2013, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

        no. I want my money ASAP while the dollar is still worth something.

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          Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

          how long do you have is every state different i guess that's a tuff question

          either way people will be watching for you Cool 

          let me think on that before i cast my vote

          Patriot

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            Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

            I'm not trying to do a "Bill Clinton" here, but it depends on what PENDING means! Only then can I make an informed decision in this regard.

             

            Great question though. Thumbs Up

            I agree! I have not read the language of these proposed bills, but are they typically retroactive("grandfathered") in terms of application?...i.e. if the bill passes tomorrow, does it apply to anyone who wins the lottery from that day forward or does it include people who have already won and not claimed it yet.

            J'aime La France.

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              Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

              Nope.

              That would be too tempting for politicians to appropriate in an "emergency".

              And don't assume that it hasn't crossed their minds already.

              Or that contingencies haven't already been made.

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                Posted: March 30, 2013, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                In my state the temp. anonymous bill is waiting on the govener's desk, so I'd wait a short time.

                Otherwise this would take the patience of a saint,

                and I hate my job situation.

                 

                Of course I'd have to find out if the new law applied to me retroactively before I start that wait.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: March 30, 2013, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I voted yes and that would be baring any unforeseen circulstances, but i can see some Twilight Zone type scenarios in this one.

                  JP winner attempted to wait a year, vanishes, no one know where the ticket is (they don't have it with them). That or an accident or a coma or something. Yikes!

                  A few years ago there was a woman in some state that hit the state lotto in the summer and kept the ticket until Christmas, gave it to her husband in a card and said, "Sorry, that's is the best I could do this year."

                  Now that's patience.

                  Haymaker,

                  I worked for a shift boss who became 100% vested in profit sharing and once he did he kept talking about how tempting it would be to just walk off some night knowing he had a check for $333,333.33 coming. One night he did just that.

                  Scared

                  PS,

                  After he did they re-wrote it so no one could get that much from it again.

                  PPS,

                  In only a few years he blew most of it playing Keno and was working as a floorman in another joint. Another "Vegas success stoty."

                  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: March 30, 2013, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Assuming that you would stipulate the wait would be only 6 months to find out if the law passed in states where you only have 6 months to claim the JP, and the wait would in no way jeopardize the claim, I would.  And in the meantime that would give me a few months to rent a cheap apartment in another state and start a name change just in case.  It seems like most of these are passing, so the name change probably wouldn't be necessary but I like to have all my bases covered.

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                      Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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                      Posted: March 30, 2013, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                      I voted yes and that would be baring any unforeseen circulstances, but i can see some Twilight Zone type scenarios in this one.

                      JP winner attempted to wait a year, vanishes, no one know where the ticket is (they don't have it with them). That or an accident or a coma or something. Yikes!

                      A few years ago there was a woman in some state that hit the state lotto in the summer and kept the ticket until Christmas, gave it to her husband in a card and said, "Sorry, that's is the best I could do this year."

                      Now that's patience.

                      Haymaker,

                      I worked for a shift boss who became 100% vested in profit sharing and once he did he kept talking about how tempting it would be to just walk off some night knowing he had a check for $333,333.33 coming. One night he did just that.

                      Scared

                      PS,

                      After he did they re-wrote it so no one could get that much from it again.

                      PPS,

                      In only a few years he blew most of it playing Keno and was working as a floorman in another joint. Another "Vegas success stoty."

                      Coin toss, sounds like the shift boss ruined it for everyone  else,

                      were they happy to hear he burned through the cash and had to get another job ?

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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                        Posted: March 30, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                        I think I would.

                        Heck no!! Release my name and in the same breath also say winner will not honor any requests for donations..

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                          Posted: March 30, 2013, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                          No way I would wait.  As I plan on leaving this state should I ever come into that much money, waiting would do me no good.

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                            Posted: March 30, 2013, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                            No. I need/want the money now.

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                              Posted: March 30, 2013, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                              Would not wait for a year as claims have to be filed within 6 months of draw date. But I might be willing to stall a couple months....

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