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Can I be anonymous when I win in California?

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: July 1, 2015, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

GENERAL FAQS

 

Can I be anonymous when I win?

California state law requires that the California State Lottery release the winner’s name and the name and location of the retailer where the winning ticket was bought.

 

calottery.com/contact-us/contact-us-faqs

 

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    homestead
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    Posted: July 2, 2015, 1:43 am - IP Logged

    GENERAL FAQS

     

    Can I be anonymous when I win?

    California state law requires that the California State Lottery release the winner’s name and the name and location of the retailer where the winning ticket was bought.

     

    calottery.com/contact-us/contact-us-faqs

     

    Only if you play your states Pick-3 or Pick-4 lottery as there are so many winners that you can blend into the crowd. But if the average prize of your state lottery is $2 Million, just buy either $400 worth of Pick-4 same set of numbers straight on each ticket ot $4K on Pick-3 using the same method. If you win, you can chose to be anonymous.

      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: July 2, 2015, 6:16 am - IP Logged

      If you live in California, please contact your Governor and local politicians. Let them know that it is very dangerous for winners to have their identities revealed to the general public.

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        Posted: July 2, 2015, 8:47 am - IP Logged

        GENERAL FAQS

         

        Can I be anonymous when I win?

        California state law requires that the California State Lottery release the winner’s name and the name and location of the retailer where the winning ticket was bought.

         

        calottery.com/contact-us/contact-us-faqs

         

        As soon as another person knows, it is no longer private. This is an interesting read for all those interested in personal privacy: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

          Bondi Junction
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          As soon as another person knows, it is no longer private. This is an interesting read for all those interested in personal privacy: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html

          It is one thing if some people know about the win. In the past, the news would be in the local paper. Today, the information is available online to all around the world. The internet makes the issue of anonymity more important than ever.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            It is one thing if some people know about the win. In the past, the news would be in the local paper. Today, the information is available online to all around the world. The internet makes the issue of anonymity more important than ever.

            With Global Privacy in mind one should refer to the United Nations Position on Privacy: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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               In California you have the right to refuse the press conference. Your name will be released.  Along with how much you won and where you purchased the ticket. Was the ticket a quick pick or self pick ?   Plus, did you choose the lump sum or annuity payments. All this is still too much in my opinion.

                The Lottery Commission will be able to post a photo of the ticket with your name under it. 

               They will also ask if they can release other information about yourself that you talked to them about. They need your permission to do this.

               So, it will be difficult to keep your photo out of the press . All it takes is one person talking.

               I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                That is why l buy ALL my tickets in neighboring Cities.  If l am the winner, l am collecting my money through a Trust. I may even call the trust the "Hot bunny Trust" to keep nosy neighbors & the press out of my business. If asked why the "Hot Bunny Trust" - my attorney could say that this winner was " part owner" of a B*****l in Nevada and has now been on the straight & narrow.  No one wants to dig into the past of a Brot...owner. 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Posted: July 2, 2015, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                  You may contact Governor Jerry Brown by mail at:

                   

                  Mailing address:

                  Governor Jerry Brown

                  c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173

                  Sacramento, CA 95814

                   

                  Phone: (916) 445-2841 

                  Fax: (916) 558-3160

                   

                   

                  Email the Governor at link below:

                   

                  govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Since it is free publicity for the lottery, dont expect them to change the rules unless someone gets murdered because of it. 

                    I also wonder about the names of winners being flashed on all the computer screens in every place selling tickets.  I think they do it for at least a year - maybe more.  How's that for being intrusive! 

                    But look at the upside - you win a jackpot you will be long gone. Yes Nod

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                      Posted: July 3, 2015, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                      If you have a common name and live in big city as opposed to a small town or suburb, you're practically anonymous.

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                        If you have a common name and live in big city as opposed to a small town or suburb, you're practically anonymous.

                        I Agree!...The Only name that is the Safest out there is if a jackpot winner is of the Sikh Religion. Every male is named Singh, and there are thousands in the Bay Area. If one of these folk won a $500 mil jackpot - l guarantee you that the press would be pulling out their hair in attempts to track this winner down. It's downright near impossible unless someone started talking, other than that: it's bulletproof.   

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                          Every now and then this question pops up about CA.... And I realize the answer is way buried in Lottery Post archives....

                          I contacted the CA lottery and asked that question and they explained that they will honor a request of anonymity but the individual would have to contact lottery officials for the request at the time they turn in the ticket.

                          There have been a few winners in CA who were able to collect jackpot winnings without revealing their identity.

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                            Posted: July 5, 2015, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                            Every now and then this question pops up about CA.... And I realize the answer is way buried in Lottery Post archives....

                            I contacted the CA lottery and asked that question and they explained that they will honor a request of anonymity but the individual would have to contact lottery officials for the request at the time they turn in the ticket.

                            There have been a few winners in CA who were able to collect jackpot winnings without revealing their identity.

                            In the witness protection program?

                            Hiding from a psycho stalker and have police reports/restraining orders to prove it?

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                              Every now and then this question pops up about CA.... And I realize the answer is way buried in Lottery Post archives....

                              I contacted the CA lottery and asked that question and they explained that they will honor a request of anonymity but the individual would have to contact lottery officials for the request at the time they turn in the ticket.

                              There have been a few winners in CA who were able to collect jackpot winnings without revealing their identity.

                              I thought I remembered a huge JP winner getting anonymity in CA several years ago.  Good on them!  That's one California thing I wish would seep over into Idaho.  Big Grin