Yes, theres no way to hide it, but keep a low enough profile and you could fade into hte background.
In most states accepting the prizes gives them the right to use your image in their promotions and such. The laws are not the same in all states though. In other countries though, people can remain completely anonymous.
there is not a legal way to avoid the publicity--a lot of things have been tried(unsuccessfully) but it is what it is. When you sign your name on the back of the ticket you are also signing away some of your privacy. Besides, do you think that Lottery officials would make the check paybable to "cash?"
If anyone is disturbed by the prospect of being hunted and hounded to the far ends of the planet should he/she win; just let me know where you want to meet so that I can take this heavy burden from you.
some people sit on their tix for a year to avoid the hubbub
yes- by then they have it all sorted with accountants and lawyers
For a jackpot this large, the media will camp outside of the retailer (or perhaps the lottery office itself)selling the winning ticket until somethings happens.
for the big pots, people usually take the ticket to the state office
it sucks but it's true... first the people that own the store get a percentage of that jackpot for selling the ticket. then uncle sam steps in, long lost cousins step in, churches and charities step in and all that. wouldn't it be nice if we could move to another planet for a new life with that jackpot?
probably, but they're easily forgotten after a while
if i win i'll let you know