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March 14, 2018

Anon Lottery Winner

Everyone complaining about this needs to understand that if you win Powerball or Mega Millions in the following states you can legally remain completely anonymous:

Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. (Georgia just passed a lottery anonymity law in their senate and this Powerball ruling may have just changed New Hampshire.)

There are many more states that allow a trust to claim a lottery prize, which can also keep the winner's name anonymous.

Therefore, you cannot claim that winner's names must be published to maintain the integrity of the lottery, because it's simply not supported by evidence. Auditors will always have access to the winners' information, it is their job to make sure the lottery is legitimate. Making the name public has nothing to do with the integrity of the lottery, they just want the media spectacle for free advertising so they can sell more tickets.

EDIT: As long as there are states that allow winners to remain completely anonymous, you have a good argument that your state lottery has no valid reason to publish your name other than advertising.

EDIT2: Updated state list to be more accurate.

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E32005 19 hours ago#1
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/12/news/powerball-winner-anonymous/index.html

A Powerball winner is allowed to stay anonymous while collecting her $560 million jackpot, a New Hampshire judge ruled on Monday.

Clever girl...she might be one of the few to actually stay wealthy.
GOOMFalse 19 hours ago#2
Congratulations to her.
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SageHarpuia 19 hours ago#3
This is the one who's coworker stole the winnings their boss gave them as a bonus right?
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Zikten 19 hours ago#4
now she wont be murdered or robbed. good for her. it's not safe to make them public
DeanAuryn 19 hours ago#5
Good.
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Darklit_Minuet 19 hours ago#6
They've already narrowed it down to females living in New Hampshire.

If she wants to stay anonymous, why eliminate 90% of the country as possible winners?
NOM 19 hours ago#7
How is this like, not a rule everywhere? Do they want people to get murdered?
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KillerKhan420 18 hours ago#8
Good for her, I'd want to stay anonymous too, too many leeches out there wanting to ask for handouts
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E32005 18 hours ago#9
NOM posted...
How is this like, not a rule everywhere? Do they want people to get murdered?

the spirit of the rule is to show proof that people are winning the prizes and its not a scam, so i understand where the lotto is coming from...but the obvious dangers to the winner far outweigh that need.
TheVipaGTS 18 hours ago#10
Good. I see no reason why they should be forced to come out publicly.
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Pepys Monster 18 hours ago#11
If I won the Powerball, I'd go public for more instagram followers.
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E32005 18 hours ago#12
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork
MC_BatCommander  tell him to get over it18 hours ago#13
My wife's extended family constantly tries to get money from us and we aren't even well off, I can't imagine how horrible it would be if we suddenly had hundreds of millions. Would definitely keep it on the down low, smart.
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pkmnlord 18 hours ago#14
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork

I think that'd be faaaaaar more irritating rather than interesting.

What I'd find more interesting is how many families out there would 100% honestly say (and prove) that they wouldn't hound a relative/friend for money if that person won the lottery jackpot.
Pepys Monster 18 hours ago#15
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork

I bet hot girls who turned me down would do a 180 and say "I always liked you, I was just shy! Can I chill in your hot tub with you at your mansion?" Hahaha, that would be very entertaining. And then I would turn them down, because bae liked me before I had millions.
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Alexanaxela 18 hours ago#16
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork

yeah that would be interesting for a week tops and then it would be hell
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masticatingman 18 hours ago#17
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork


One of the more well documented stories of this is Eminem right after he got really famous in 1999-2000. He claimed somewhere upwards of 60-70 relatives started mailing him asking what was up. This when he grew up alone with his addict mom in a trailer park
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E32005 18 hours ago#18
masticatingman posted...
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork


One of the more well documented stories of this is Eminem right after he got really famous in 1999-2000. He claimed somewhere upwards of 60-70 relatives started mailing him asking what was up. This when he grew up alone with his addict mom in a trailer park

yeah that shit. i would write them all back saying "fuck you".
Panthera 18 hours ago#19
Good, the whole "prove it's not rigged" logic behind identifying lottery winners has always been really dubious.
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Good for her, I disagree with the decision, it fucks with the integrity of the lotto.
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Dyinglegacy 18 hours ago#21
*Wins lottery and announces it*

*Suddenly has cousins didn't even know existed*
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Dustin1280 18 hours ago#22
this is a good thing, if I ever won the lotto I wouldn't want to be announced either.
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Ilishe 18 hours ago#23
I would disappear faster than Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible
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Solar_Crimson 18 hours ago#24
Yeah, people should at least have the decision to remain anonymous.
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Pepys Monster 17 hours ago#25
Dyinglegacy posted...
*Wins lottery and announces it*

*Suddenly has cousins didn't even know existed*

LOL, imagine some guy/girl pretending to be your cousin.
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littlebro07 17 hours ago#26
Alexanaxela posted...
E32005 posted...
it would be interesting to win and see all the mooches come out of the woodwork

yeah that would be interesting for a week tops and then it would be hell


I'd just change my phone number, email, social media, and buy a big fucking house with a moat and drawbridge far away from anyone
TonyRodney 44 seconds ago#27
Dustin1280 posted...
this is a good thing, if I ever won the lotto I wouldn't want to be announced either.

This, that's why I never cared about winning because I had to come out saying I did. I did always have a plan that I would split the dough with a friend if he came out as the winner in my place.
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