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For Fun: Should your State Lottery enforce a rule that as a JP winner you must face the cameras..

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: June 3, 2014, 6:28 am - IP Logged

Aloha.

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    Posted: June 3, 2014, 10:10 am - IP Logged

    I agree 110% Teddi! I think most of the people who seem "hesitant" to speak probably have been advised by counsel to say as little as possible. I have come across very few adults that have a true fear of public speaking... especially to a small group of people such as would be at a lottery office. If you do well at anything, some people want a piece of it and some will just take it by any means. I have had people whine to me and worse ...why did SHE get a book deal...why not me???!!!....lol. Some even wanted and demanded I get a deal for them! The main key was that 95% did not want to work for it and wanted it handed to them.  I told them slavery is dead. I can only imagine the sense of entitlement with a random big money lottery win.

    I Agree! So true Artist! It's the sad reality of how our population has evolved.

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      Posted: June 3, 2014, 10:43 am - IP Logged

      NY lotto has one of their press conferences at a Casino near NYC so now thousands of people know your a big winner and you have to pray you don't get robbed in the parking lot.

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        No,no and no. Why would you assume that fear of one's life or the safety of family members is just a cover for not wanting to go in front of a camera. Let me dissuade you of that notion. I've been talking in front of large audiences for YEARS. Very rarely does a microphone put me ill at ease, and I am for claiming anonymously. I guarantee that most people who call into CSPAN etc don't know that they sound like an idiot, so fear of sounding stupid isn't it. Plus many states don't require a press conference, they simply want the winner's name and city published. People in those states don't have the fear of public speaking to worry about, and they still want anonymity.

        I was reading through archived posts this weekend, and one of the LP members from Australia told the story of how initially the Australian lottery required winners to have their identities publicized. One winner's child was kidnapped on his way from school, held for ransom and later murdered. After his horrendous death, they decided to give winners the option of remaining anonymous. Trust me, fear of bodily harm is a real concern; much more so than not wanting to talk to reporters.

        Perhaps an innocent child will have to be murdered here too before the lottery commission takes the safety of winners seriously.

        As one of the Aussies on this board, I'm sure I mentioned that - the part about the young Australian boy, Graeme Thorne, being kidnapped after his parents won the lottery.  It was back in the 60s yet I'm sure most Australians know about it as it's one of those horrific, infamous events, like the Lindbergh baby.  I watched a documentary on the Thorne boy kidnapping and it was so desperately sad that the parents won some money and had their family and lives destroyed due to sick, evil greed. Graeme's murderer was a parent himself!  I think Australia did the right thing and acted immediately to give the option of anonymity. 

        The chances of a lottery winner or one of their family member's being kidnapped for ransom is obviously very remote but who wants to take the chance on becoming one of those rare cases? 

        But rules are rules and you can't opt for anonymity in most states so you have to face the cameras and hope you can somehow avoid the beggars, charlatans and creepy people.  So I'd grudgingly give the little song and dance that the lottery office wants, then head overseas for at least 3 months.

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          Posted: June 3, 2014, 11:20 am - IP Logged

          As one of the Aussies on this board, I'm sure I mentioned that - the part about the young Australian boy, Graeme Thorne, being kidnapped after his parents won the lottery.  It was back in the 60s yet I'm sure most Australians know about it as it's one of those horrific, infamous events, like the Lindbergh baby.  I watched a documentary on the Thorne boy kidnapping and it was so desperately sad that the parents won some money and had their family and lives destroyed due to sick, evil greed. Graeme's murderer was a parent himself!  I think Australia did the right thing and acted immediately to give the option of anonymity. 

          The chances of a lottery winner or one of their family member's being kidnapped for ransom is obviously very remote but who wants to take the chance on becoming one of those rare cases? 

          But rules are rules and you can't opt for anonymity in most states so you have to face the cameras and hope you can somehow avoid the beggars, charlatans and creepy people.  So I'd grudgingly give the little song and dance that the lottery office wants, then head overseas for at least 3 months.

          I would not mind sitting in a makeup chair for over 2 hours to make my appearance in front of the camera a dead ringer for Ridge's Avatar, right down to the hat as well Pita Maha.

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            Posted: June 3, 2014, 11:41 am - IP Logged

            I would not mind sitting in a makeup chair for over 2 hours to make my appearance in front of the camera a dead ringer for Ridge's Avatar, right down to the hat as well Pita Maha.

            Lol!  Yes, I believe that one thing you can do is disguise yourself - am I correct?  2 hours in the makeup chair should render you completely unrecognizable and be a lot of fun.  Or if you prefer, a few minutes at the Dollar Store should come up with an alternative:  crazy wig, Groucho Marx glasses, vampire teeth, etc. 

            I'd still go overseas for 3 months though.  After installing a monitored security system, storing any valuables (what few I have!) in a safe deposit box, & dumping my old phone and email address.

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              Posted: June 3, 2014, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

              I would not mind sitting in a makeup chair for over 2 hours to make my appearance in front of the camera a dead ringer for Ridge's Avatar, right down to the hat as well Pita Maha.

              I know you said that for kicks and giggles, but ever since I saw how that makeup artist made Katy Perry unrecognizable, I've been seriously contemplating it. How close to my photo ID do I really need to look to be able to claim the winnings? I'm pretty much okay with them publishing my name simply because my name is so unbelievably common, no reporter would be able to track me down. There are hundreds (if not thousands)of people with my name in any major city so they could try.

              But if the lottery pulled a fast one like they did with Gloria, and called the press while I was signing papers, I'd love to have a disguise that looks like Jane Doe Anybody, wherein I would be unrecognizable. The Stiviano welder's mask wouldn't work because people would want to see a face. As long as I gave them 'a' face and not 'my' face it would be possible to continue life in relative anonymity. The only glitch I can see is not looking like the photo on my DL. Don't know how to get around that.

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                Posted: June 3, 2014, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                I know you said that for kicks and giggles, but ever since I saw how that makeup artist made Katy Perry unrecognizable, I've been seriously contemplating it. How close to my photo ID do I really need to look to be able to claim the winnings? I'm pretty much okay with them publishing my name simply because my name is so unbelievably common, no reporter would be able to track me down. There are hundreds (if not thousands)of people with my name in any major city so they could try.

                But if the lottery pulled a fast one like they did with Gloria, and called the press while I was signing papers, I'd love to have a disguise that looks like Jane Doe Anybody, wherein I would be unrecognizable. The Stiviano welder's mask wouldn't work because people would want to see a face. As long as I gave them 'a' face and not 'my' face it would be possible to continue life in relative anonymity. The only glitch I can see is not looking like the photo on my DL. Don't know how to get around that.

                Ah yes, good catch, Teddi - you'd have to resemble your ID or they won't hand you your money.  Hmmmm, dilemma.  That's where a disguise you can put on probably comes in handier then: wig, glasses, etc.

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                  Posted: June 4, 2014, 6:31 am - IP Logged

                  I know you said that for kicks and giggles, but ever since I saw how that makeup artist made Katy Perry unrecognizable, I've been seriously contemplating it. How close to my photo ID do I really need to look to be able to claim the winnings? I'm pretty much okay with them publishing my name simply because my name is so unbelievably common, no reporter would be able to track me down. There are hundreds (if not thousands)of people with my name in any major city so they could try.

                  But if the lottery pulled a fast one like they did with Gloria, and called the press while I was signing papers, I'd love to have a disguise that looks like Jane Doe Anybody, wherein I would be unrecognizable. The Stiviano welder's mask wouldn't work because people would want to see a face. As long as I gave them 'a' face and not 'my' face it would be possible to continue life in relative anonymity. The only glitch I can see is not looking like the photo on my DL. Don't know how to get around that.

                  I wonder if you could record yourself getting the makeup done, then be able to show them to prove it's you, just with makeup done.

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                    Posted: June 4, 2014, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                    Funny you should bring that up ttech10- l watched a YouTube video of this gal who showed how she was transformed into Jared Leto with makeup and the like and  You come  away with " Wow".

                    Present your video, sign your ticket and hightail it out of there.