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Would you post a Jackpot?

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Posted: October 22, 2015, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

You hit a top prize on some ticket, let's call it a million schmackaroos.

The Lottery is going to post your full name and location publicly. Posting your ticket here would destroy your anonymity.

Do you:

A) Say, "Hell with it," and post your ticket anyway, knowing it'd be fun to share and show others here it's not always some random dodo buying his/her first ticket ever that wins big,

B) Share it through PMs with only those users you're comfortable with,

C) Keep it to yourself and just continue posting your less significant wins?

 

For my own part I think I'd only share it privately with those users here with which I've gained some rapport through conversation. It'd be enjoyable to post it for everyone, along with whatever story there might be, but with the Lottery's disclosure and knowing the posting would be public and open to anyone (potentially forever), I think I'd shy away.

What would you do?

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    Posted: October 23, 2015, 2:04 am - IP Logged

    A. I would be more comfortable posting it here then telling people i know.

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      Posted: October 23, 2015, 7:18 am - IP Logged

      I wish I could remain anonnymus if I won it big.  However, the FL lottery will not only tweet my winning ticket, they'll have a picture of me on their website as well!  That, along with my age and my city lol.

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        Posted: October 25, 2015, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

        I'd totally post it here. Not many people see big prizes, and having it immortalized online would be cool. Not worried about anonymity here. Username was only made up a few hours ago to fit theme of site.

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          Posted: October 26, 2015, 8:20 am - IP Logged

          I'm going to post it here to hopefully inspire others on this site not to give up!

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            Posted: October 27, 2015, 3:44 am - IP Logged

            I wish I could remain anonnymus if I won it big.  However, the FL lottery will not only tweet my winning ticket, they'll have a picture of me on their website as well!  That, along with my age and my city lol.

            That should be illegal- And if they posted my picture I would wear a mask ..

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              Posted: October 27, 2015, 10:02 am - IP Logged

              That should be illegal- And if they posted my picture I would wear a mask ..

              I've seen pictures of winners that wear sunglasses and/or hats during the press conference. I can't blame them.

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                Posted: October 27, 2015, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                As far as I know you can refuse the picture. The only requirement that's difficult to get around is the posting of your name. You can create a trust, donate your ticket to the trust, and have the trust claim the prize (though, foolishly if you ask me, most people name the trust after themselves). Also, Florida has a habit of also naming the trustee (you) with the trust. So even if you create the Mud Splash Revocable Trust, or whatever, which will be what's listed on the winner's report, they're still going stick your personal name the press release.

                If you win enough money for this to matter to you, bring your lawyer.

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                  Posted: October 28, 2015, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                  You hit a top prize on some ticket, let's call it a million schmackaroos.

                  The Lottery is going to post your full name and location publicly. Posting your ticket here would destroy your anonymity.

                  Do you:

                  A) Say, "Hell with it," and post your ticket anyway, knowing it'd be fun to share and show others here it's not always some random dodo buying his/her first ticket ever that wins big,

                  B) Share it through PMs with only those users you're comfortable with,

                  C) Keep it to yourself and just continue posting your less significant wins?

                   

                  For my own part I think I'd only share it privately with those users here with which I've gained some rapport through conversation. It'd be enjoyable to post it for everyone, along with whatever story there might be, but with the Lottery's disclosure and knowing the posting would be public and open to anyone (potentially forever), I think I'd shy away.

                  What would you do?

                  I think I may post that I won, but would be be afraid to post the ticket itself.

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                    Posted: October 29, 2015, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Thankfully, in Michigan you don't need to publicly release your name or face - as long as it's not a multistate drawing.

                    That said, I have long hair. I'd grow my beard out and wear dark glasses when I turn in a million dollar winner. On the way home, I'd get a haircut and shave my beard off, just to be sure.

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                      Posted: October 29, 2015, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Thankfully, in Michigan you don't need to publicly release your name or face - as long as it's not a multistate drawing.

                      That said, I have long hair. I'd grow my beard out and wear dark glasses when I turn in a million dollar winner. On the way home, I'd get a haircut and shave my beard off, just to be sure.

                      I laughed reading this. It gave me a 'Unabomber Claims Jackpot' kind of image. Thank you for that.

                      I have both a hefty beard and long hair (pools on and rolls off my shoulders if I don't tie it back). It's taken years to grow out, though, as I kept it buzzed for most of my life. I wouldn't be willing to cut it. I just wouldn't let the Lottery photograph me.