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Every time there is a big jackpot winner, they always take pictures and interview the person on tv and newspapers and it seems to me that even if the person wants to stay anonymous they cannot. What do you think?
Carrie7 Carrie7 51-55, F 11 Answers Nov 28, 2012 in WTK

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Yes, theres no way to hide it, but keep a low enough profile and you could fade into hte background.

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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.

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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?"<br />
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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.

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some people sit on their tix for a year to avoid the hubbub

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That is interesting. I wonder if the media goes after them when they finally hand in their ticket?

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yes- by then they have it all sorted with accountants and lawyers

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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.

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for the big pots, people usually take the ticket to the state office

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Wow, that's incredible @attic3, kind of scary how one's privacy will be intruded upon like that.

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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?

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probably, but they're easily forgotten after a while

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if i win i'll let you know

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