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Would you remain Anonymous or have a Press Conference after winning the Jackpot?

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Posted: April 13, 2013, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

Personally: Anonymous,  all the way.

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    Posted: April 13, 2013, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

    Personally: Anonymous,  all the way.

    My state won't let lottery winners to be anonymous but I definitely don't want a press conference or an interview by the press. There would be no pictures of me holding an oversized check.

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      Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

      My state won't let lottery winners to be anonymous but I definitely don't want a press conference or an interview by the press. There would be no pictures of me holding an oversized check.

      You got that right Red- l was asking this based on the fact that maybe, just maybe there are those who would like to be seen on TV having their mugs and stories making the evening news. Perhaps to let " Lisa/Brad- the ex GF/BF" know that he/she made a major mistake last month by dumping you because you were told you are a loser and will amount to nothing.

      Dance


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        Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

        You got that right Red- l was asking this based on the fact that maybe, just maybe there are those who would like to be seen on TV having their mugs and stories making the evening news. Perhaps to let " Lisa/Brad- the ex GF/BF" know that he/she made a major mistake last month by dumping you because you were told you are a loser and will amount to nothing.

        Dance

        I will hold the big check and wave to the people.


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          Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

          Personally: Anonymous,  all the way.

          Press Conference all the way...Im gonna go on and get it out of the way.....The sooner they can ask their questions the sooner I can just get on with my life..It you dont win a huge jackpot anyways unless you keep doing stupid stuff the hype will die down after a small piece in the news

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            Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

            Press Conference all the way...Im gonna go on and get it out of the way.....The sooner they can ask their questions the sooner I can just get on with my life..It you dont win a huge jackpot anyways unless you keep doing stupid stuff the hype will die down after a small piece in the news

             Hey buddy... remember back in junior high when we...  LOL

             No press conference for me!!!

            "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

            The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

            Don't just think outside the box, crush it.


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              Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

               Hey buddy... remember back in junior high when we...  LOL

               No press conference for me!!!

              When we were what??? LOL

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                bel air maryland
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                Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                When we were what??? LOL

                C'mon, you remember that time we cut class... LOL

                "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                  Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I will hold the big check and wave to the people.

                  can you dance like the Gypsy Lady LOL

                  Let it Snow Snowman

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                    Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                    You got that right Red- l was asking this based on the fact that maybe, just maybe there are those who would like to be seen on TV having their mugs and stories making the evening news. Perhaps to let " Lisa/Brad- the ex GF/BF" know that he/she made a major mistake last month by dumping you because you were told you are a loser and will amount to nothing.

                    Dance

                    "Perhaps to let " Lisa/Brad- the ex GF/BF" know that he/she made a major mistake last month by dumping you because you were told you are a loser and will amount to nothing."

                    that would be like admiting to yourself that you're not over her/him. I'd take my millions and move on with my life. Plenty of fish in the sea.

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                      Posted: April 13, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      You can only claim anonymous in Oklahoma via Trust so Trust it will beSmile

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                        Posted: April 13, 2013, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Personally: Anonymous,  all the way.

                        You don't get this choice in California. Even if you claim via trusts, the media can still find out your name and report it in their press releases.

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                          Posted: April 13, 2013, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                          You can only claim anonymous in Oklahoma via Trust so Trust it will beSmile

                          Not true. Media can obtain the beneficiary/shareholder of the Trust/Corporation and release your name since that info is public record. They can include your name with the press release that the prize has been claimed via XYZ Trust.

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                            Posted: April 13, 2013, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm playing in Kansas, which allows you to remain anonymous ... so nobody would know that I won.

                            As much as I would like to, I wouldn't even tell the few people that I would like to rub it in theit faces, because I know that in reality, it would be best if **NOBODY** knows about it.

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                              Posted: April 14, 2013, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                              I would choose to remain anonymous. Winners have enough to deal with without all the added worry/pressure of relatives, friends. strangers asking for money. Also, just the added rick of people harming you because you now have money. We all  have read the horror stories. 

                              I know that the California lottery, in their media releases, have stated the winner wishes to remain anonymous. I have seen it many times but the problem is that if anyone asks, the Lottery will release the winner's name because of the California Public Records Act.

                              I saw this in the California Lottery Regulations and I was wondering if anyone here knew if this meant that it is possible to claim your prize annonymously.

                               

                              H. CLAIMING APRIZE OR AWARD

                              1. General Regulations (Draw and Scratchers®)

                              a. Individuals under 18 years of age and those named in Government Code section 8880.321(g) are ineligible to receive a prize. If an ineligible individual makes a claim for a prize either individually or as part of a group ofclaimants, that portion of the prize attributable to the ineligible claimant shall remain in the prize fund.

                              b. All prize payments or promotional awards are subject to deductions and offsets, including taxes, as provided by law.

                              c. Prize winnings shall be paid to a natural person. Natural person includes, when applicable, multiple persons as denoted on the multiple ownership claim form.

                              (1) Under unique conditions, the Director may allow prize winnings to be paid to someone other than a natural person. These other entities are:

                              (a) A non-profit 501-C corporation; or

                              (b) A revocable trust where the grantor is the winner and the trust is linked to the grantor’s social security number.

                               

                              Also this:

                              PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF WINNER’S NAME

                              1. The California State Lottery Commission finds that a winner’s name, the name and location of the retailer who sold the winning ticket and the amount of prize (including gross amount and net payment, if applicable) may be public records under the California Public Records Act and therefore subject to public disclosure. The Lottery will not disclose personal information (e.g., age, home address, employer, phone number, etc.) without consent of the winner unless required by law.

                              2. The Lottery may announce the public information identified above in any manner determined by the Director, including via the news media.

                               

                              I bolded the word "may" because that is the magic word. So does that mean that if the Director decides that you can claim as a trust or LLC, then they do not have to release your name under the California Public Records Act but just the name of the LLC or trust? And under what unique conditions would the Director allow it?

                              Anyone know?

                              It was always in the stars for me to be a lottery winner.