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$560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 9:25 am
by oneh2obabe
Good luck - once the ticket is signed the winner is obligated to have their name and picture published.

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MERRIMACK - Newly filed court records show a local woman won the $560 million Powerball ticket sold last month in Merrimack but is now trying to keep her identity anonymous - even though she already signed the back of the winning ticket - due to safety and other concerns.

"She has described the signing as 'a huge mistake,'" according to court records filed by her legal counsel at Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua.

The woman, identified in court documents only as Jane Doe, asked that her identity remain a secret even though existing New Hampshire Lottery Commission rules require a winner sign the back of a winning ticket before being able to claim the prize. However, had the ticket been signed in the name of a trust, she could have maintained her privacy.

Full article
http://www.unionleader.com/Lottery-winn ... -ID-secret

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 4:04 pm
by Glacier
I would give my ticket to Queen K, and offer her $1,000,000 of the winnings to claim she was the winner. Then when the relatives and "friends" come knocking, she can let them in on her secret, and tell them that she was paid chunk change to act as the fall person, and they'll have no choice but to go away.

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 4:15 pm
by oneh2obabe
Annunity or lump sum? Don't forget the 30% withholding tax the IRS takes off the top. You can reclaim a portion if you fill in the proper documents.

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 6:26 pm
by vegas1500
oneh2obabe wrote:Annunity or lump sum? Don't forget the 30% withholding tax the IRS takes off the top. You can reclaim a portion if you fill in the proper documents.


I’d be overjoyed to pay the 30% on that kind of winnings.....

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 7:00 pm
by Bsuds
Glacier wrote:I would give my ticket to Queen K, and offer her $1,000,000 of the winnings to claim she was the winner. Then when the relatives and "friends" come knocking, she can let them in on her secret, and tell them that she was paid chunk change to act as the fall person, and they'll have no choice but to go away.


Pick me!!!

Except once I got the cheque you would never find me.

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 10:03 pm
by Glacier
Bsuds wrote:
Pick me!!!

Except once I got the cheque you would never find me.

That's why I didn't pick you!

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 7:44 pm
by dirtybiker
Glacier wrote:I would give my ticket to Queen K, and offer her $1,000,000 of the winnings to claim she was the winner. Then when the relatives and "friends" come knocking, she can let them in on her secret, and tell them that she was paid chunk change to act as the fall person, and they'll have no choice but to go away.


And QueenK and I could ride off into the sunset with it all....

[place maniacle laughter here] [icon_lol2.gif]

Re: $560M Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm
by Even Steven
Collect the money.

Pay the govt to put you into a witness protection program.

Problem solved.