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After you win the lottery, is it possible to remain anonymous? If so, how?

  1. Justin Muir profile image90
    Justin Muirposted 3 years ago

    After you win the lottery, is it possible to remain anonymous?  If so, how?


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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I fairly sure you request to remain anonymous and they honor the request, but I don't think it will stay a secret for long. There are too many people involved with handling the money - everyone from the people writing the check to the bank who cashes it. Don't forget about the people who do the investing for you. While none of them should mention anything to anyone, there's always going to be someone who tells someone else and it gets around.

  3. Katrina Speights profile image76
    Katrina Speightsposted 3 years ago

    It's not really possible but it can be low-key. Plus if you ever do get a winning ticket I suggest going to a lawyer and accountant first. This will make the process easier and help you to ensure that everything is done correctly.

  4. mgeorge1050 profile image78
    mgeorge1050posted 3 years ago

    I agree with the others that it would probably be near impossible.  I guess if your winnings were very big you would have many options available as far as staying out of the public view.  You may not need to be anonymous if you spend your days laying on the deck of a yacht anchored near some tropical paradise.

  5. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Only if it is legally an option in your state. The lotteries want the advertising that comes with winners NOT being anonymous and the majority of states do not allow you the option of collecting via a trust. Collecting under a trust should be legal in all states where lotteries are legal because many people are inundated with unsolicited request after request for money, the moment their names or faces are made public. Unfortunately for winners in states where remaining anonymous is not an option, it does not take much at all for complete strangers to get their home/work addresses, phone numbers, etc.