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Will the TX lottery winner...come forth!

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 12 years ago by orangeman.

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
Member #5128
June 18, 2004
377 Posts
Posted: June 22, 2004, 10:57 am - IP Logged

Yes, I am being sarcastic.  The lone winner should not show his or her face on TV because everyone wants to see who he or she is?  Gee, I hope the person has an answering machine to screen the calls or an unlisted number.

Put yourself in the person's shoes: the person has not come forth because he or she is trying to get his or her financial house in order, or he or she is waiting patiently for the media to ignore him or her.  Sometimes, great news flashes will supercede any lottery media attention.  You have seen it: you are watching your favorite show and all of a sudden the announcer says: "we interrupt this broadcast to report....!"  You say to yourself...now what! 

Finally, I would not dare go on TV, and I would tell the lottery officials in New Mexico that I do not want any media attention or my name in the newspaper, period. If I were to call and tell them I have the winning ticket, they would be waiting for me like vultures! 

    Southeast USA
    United States
    Member #3660
    February 9, 2004
    65 Posts
    Posted: June 22, 2004, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

    perhaps he or she needs to get a lawyer to establish a blind trust. i believe they can do that in texas

      United States
      Member #1424
      April 25, 2003
      696 Posts
      Posted: June 22, 2004, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

      The winner is probably an illegal alien who is afraid to come forward because the INS would deport him or disqualify him for not being a U.S. citizen.