States that allow you to remain anonymous after winning the lottery

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March 31st, 2012 at 3:41:02 PM permalink
100xOdds
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/31/us/mega-millions/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

according to this article, at least 2 of the 3 megamillions winners can remain anonymous.

It's not know if the identity of that person will ever be known, as Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino noted that the state does not require its jackpot recipients to do publicity, as some other states do.

Winners can also remain anonymous in Kansas, that state's lottery director Dennis Wilson said.



i wonder which others?
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March 31st, 2012 at 4:30:39 PM permalink
WongBo
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this is how it should be everywhere.
why should the winner have to be turned into an involuntary whore for the lottery ads?
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March 31st, 2012 at 6:09:44 PM permalink
ThatDonGuy
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Quote: WongBo
this is how it should be everywhere.
why should the winner have to be turned into an involuntary whore for the lottery ads?

But then how could I ever find any of my long-lost cousins?
March 31st, 2012 at 6:24:11 PM permalink
100xOdds
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Quote: WongBo
this is how it should be everywhere.
why should the winner have to be turned into an involuntary whore for the lottery ads?


i thought the reason to release the winners name is to prove that noone working at the state lottery office or their relatives won.
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March 31st, 2012 at 6:50:23 PM permalink
cclub79
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Quote: 100xOdds
i thought the reason to release the winners name is to prove that noone working at the state lottery office or their relatives won.


Also to prevent stuff like this, a guy who tried to take all of a group pool by not telling anyone he won. Jury ruled against him.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/union_county_jury_ruled_this_m.html
April 2nd, 2012 at 7:21:59 AM permalink
ajemeister
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i'd hope if I won the lottery that I could remain anonymous, for both safety and financial reasons
April 2nd, 2012 at 7:33:27 AM permalink
Nareed
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Mexico has two national lottery agencies. Loteria Nacional, the older, doesn't suually publicize the winners, beyond stating where in Mexico a wining ticket was sold. Pronosticos Deportivos, which handless the lotto-type lotteries and sports-based lotteries and some sports bets, did use to run photos of the big winners holding outsize checks.

They stopped doing so in the 90s. Whether they decided to stop, or simply winners no longer want the publicity is not clear. You could always opt out from the beginning, though.
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April 6th, 2012 at 7:47:13 PM permalink
100xOdds
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info on some more states:

PA: no
https://lottery-pa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1130

DE: yes
http://www.delottery.com/faqs.asp#19

VA: no and they make you do a news conference :(
http://www.valottery.com/faq/kb_detail.asp?type=keyword&keyword=anonymous&id=89
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April 6th, 2012 at 8:14:39 PM permalink
buzzpaff
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Assuming you are computer challenged like me ? Would like to know how to post links.
April 6th, 2012 at 8:25:14 PM permalink
Doc
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Quote: buzzpaff
Assuming you are computer challenged like me ? Would like to know how to post links.

Assuming that I didn't misinterpret your post, you can click on "Reply", then at the bottom right of the page click on "Click here for formatting codes". There's a lot of good info there from JB.

Specifically for posting a link, suppose you wanted to post a link to the Google page that would activate when someone clicked on the words "Google is here". In your reply you would type:

[link=http://www.Google.com]Google is here.[/link]

(Note: I had to type some extra formatting codes to make that line look right.)

When you post your reply, it will look like this:

Google is here.

If you really want, you can click there and go to Google.
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