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How soon would you come forward to claim your jackpot winnings: should you win?

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Posted: September 28, 2014, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

Just as soon as my attorneys tell me that the blind trusts are in place.

Do you know what a "blind trust" is?

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    Posted: September 28, 2014, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

    Just as an FYI for this discussion, at least two jackpot winners on TLCML said they begged the post office to stop brining them sacks and sacks of mail and the post office told them they have to deliver it if they know where they are.

    Those winners were in Florida and New Mexico. The letters were addressed to
    Lottery Winner Florida
    or
    New Mexico.
    _______________________________________________________

    I don't know about other states but in Illinois if you win your picture, first name, and amount is going to appear on all the lottery monitors in the state where tickets are sold. When Northstar took over they included the person's last name also but people contacted them and said don't be responsible for another Abraham Shakespeare.

    I might think that is possible for New Mexico but Florida have a lot more lottery winners and one would have to put a little more information in the address like the game, the date and the town.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: September 28, 2014, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

      I'm thinking the Florida winner might have been David Lee Edwards.

      According to TLCML and the winner himself that's how the letters were addressed.

      MM and PB average maybe 8 to 15 jps a year (maybe less now for MM) so when a big one gets hit it's no challenge to know where the winner is.

      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: September 29, 2014, 12:35 am - IP Logged

        Just as an FYI for this discussion, at least two jackpot winners on TLCML said they begged the post office to stop brining them sacks and sacks of mail and the post office told them they have to deliver it if they know where they are.

        Those winners were in Florida and New Mexico. The letters were addressed to
        Lottery Winner Florida
        or
        New Mexico.
        _______________________________________________________

        I don't know about other states but in Illinois if you win your picture, first name, and amount is going to appear on all the lottery monitors in the state where tickets are sold. When Northstar took over they included the person's last name also but people contacted them and said don't be responsible for another Abraham Shakespeare.

        Get a mailbox in Antarctica....that'll show them!

        Green laugh

        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

        2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
        P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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          Posted: September 29, 2014, 8:03 am - IP Logged

          How long do they give you?

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            Posted: September 29, 2014, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            How long do they give you?

            It varies by state.  In Ohio you have 180 days for all its games.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: September 29, 2014, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

              How long do they give you?

              It's a year out here in California- perhaps that is one if not the * reason for the State Lottery holding out from paying you for up to 6-8 weeks should you be the winner.They say it takes that long to "process" your payment.

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                Posted: September 30, 2014, 1:20 am - IP Logged

                Ideally not until another winner came forward to claim a bigger jackpot.

                Wink

                Not me. I've been waiting long enough and my new neighbors probably wouldn't know who i am.

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                  Posted: October 1, 2014, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                  Immediately, why wait!

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                    Posted: October 1, 2014, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    next day , if i could same day lol

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                      Posted: October 1, 2014, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Within 2 weeks !!!

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                        Posted: October 1, 2014, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't think you can skip the press conference if your state requires one, being that is part of the rule of the game. Also not all lotteries do bank transfers,  they give you a check. 

                         

                        After 2 week is a good time,  that gives them enough time to collect the money from all the states because they don't have it ready by the next day.  Trusts and LLC are good but you can find the beneficiary or owner if you really want to, you can make multiple layers but it just take time to find who if that person really wants to know.

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                          Posted: October 2, 2014, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                          I don't think you can skip the press conference if your state requires one, being that is part of the rule of the game. Also not all lotteries do bank transfers,  they give you a check. 

                           

                          After 2 week is a good time,  that gives them enough time to collect the money from all the states because they don't have it ready by the next day.  Trusts and LLC are good but you can find the beneficiary or owner if you really want to, you can make multiple layers but it just take time to find who if that person really wants to know.

                          If you are required to give one,  be as dull, and uninteresting as possible,  and keep it short.

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                            Posted: October 2, 2014, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                             I would have counsel accompany me. A Lawyer, Accountant, and a member of  a Publicity firm.Thumbs Up

                             They would do most of the talking and I would give a short and sweet comment. 

                              The record setting jackpot won in Rhode Island by sweet 80 year old black woman comes to mind.

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                              Posted: October 2, 2014, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                              In most states it takes at least 3 weeks for the cash to be collected by the State lottery from the time of claiming. Plus a day or week to be wired to your account, so it would take several weeks for the cash to actually hit your account. Might as well start that process ASAP.