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Unemployed Bronx man wants to keep $5 M lottery win a secret
NYPost ^ | May 16, 2018

Posted on 05/16/2018 5:50:09 PM PDT by SMGFan

. He’s the luckiest man in the city’s poorest borough and he wants to stay that way.

An unemployed Bronx man — who doesn’t even have a bank account — became an instant millionaire last month when he scratched off a winning $5 million lottery ticket.

But the stuff of dreams quickly turned to sudden panic when he went to claim his prize — only to learn that he can’t collect the windfall without taking part in a press conference that will let everyone in the neighborhood know he’s loaded.

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The lottery goal is get others to dream by participating.
1 posted on 05/16/2018 5:50:09 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Lottery winners should be allowed to remain anonymous. Especially in this day and age of social media.


2 posted on 05/16/2018 5:53:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The converse could be said that is a substantial public interest in assuring that the lottery is fair. Allow the winners to be anonymous, and in a couple years it’ll mysteriously happen that all of the winners turn out to be cousins of cousins.


3 posted on 05/16/2018 5:57:20 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: SMGFan

I know a guy who won 9 million in the California lottery in the late 1980s, he was attacked and robbed back then and to this day, still gets several scam artists a day confronting him.


4 posted on 05/16/2018 6:01:08 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: SMGFan

Wasnt there an article on FR within the last 3 months about the Chicago winners of the lottery who chose to form an LLC in order for their names not to be published?


5 posted on 05/16/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: SMGFan

They could make a movie about this...


6 posted on 05/16/2018 6:09:20 PM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: SMGFan

Just don’t go back to the neighborhood after the press conference.

Have a bank and financial manager all lined up to handle the windfall.

Clean your apartment out of perishables, valuables and necessities and have everything set up beforehand so you have a different place to go where no one knows who you are.


7 posted on 05/16/2018 6:10:36 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Illegals Voted Republican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall !")
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To: SMGFan

In Hong Kong ALL lottery winners appear in full burkha —kidnapping risk too high.

All gummint people there understand and permit this.


8 posted on 05/16/2018 6:11:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SMGFan

Just walk away from the shithole and stay of social nets, take a long ships cruise.


9 posted on 05/16/2018 6:14:09 PM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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To: SMGFan; Gamecock; SaveFerris; FredZarguna; PROCON
Maybe he's trying to extend his unemployment.


10 posted on 05/16/2018 6:14:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SMGFan

There was just an identical case in New Hampshire a couple of months ago.A court ruled that the winner could claim the prize anonymously despite what state law said.


11 posted on 05/16/2018 6:15:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: Iron Munro

“...have a different place to go where no one knows who you are.”

that would be the anti-cheer pub in not Boston.


12 posted on 05/16/2018 6:28:35 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Iron Munro

Agree with what you said. He’s got to move away from the old neighborhood.

And it is sad to hear what happens with some lottery winners.

Some mismanage money or are taken advantage of by con men.

Others find their relationships to family and friends have changed. People want to borrow money, and/or want you to buy them new cars, or meet other unexpected expenses. Then if you don’t do that for them, you are the bad guy in their eyes.

Life changes after winning such lottery prizes. And not all is for the best, sad to say.


13 posted on 05/16/2018 6:40:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SMGFan

Hire an attorney to stand in for you.


14 posted on 05/16/2018 6:53:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: glorgau; Extremely Extreme Extremist

Great points from both of you.


15 posted on 05/16/2018 6:54:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Hope he doesnt get married. Half his stuff will walk out the door very quickly.


16 posted on 05/16/2018 6:58:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: max americana

Not all states allow anonymous LLCs. I don’t know about NY.


17 posted on 05/16/2018 7:25:58 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: SMGFan

If I suddenly became wealthy I’d splurge on vehicles. I’d get all new fluids, belts, and a new battery for my 13 year old car, and replace my wife’s 17 year old car with something reliable that was made in the last 5 years.


18 posted on 05/16/2018 7:37:53 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: SMGFan
From the link below (from 2014):

Six states — Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina — allow winners to remain anonymous.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/can-you-spare-million-why-it-pays-stay-anonymous-after-n70071

19 posted on 05/16/2018 7:41:58 PM PDT by TChad (Leftthink: Reality is sadly out of touch with the higher truth.)
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To: glorgau
in a couple years it’ll mysteriously happen that all of the winners turn out to be cousins of cousins.

Corruption in the Numbers Game? Well, that's exactly why the government shut them all down... just a few years before starting them back up, with government as the only legal game in town. But at least we know that government can NEVER be corrupted!! Ahem.

20 posted on 05/16/2018 8:01:30 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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