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Can US lottery winners remain anonymous?

If you walk away with a big lottery win, would you like to reveal your identity?

There are pros and cons to announcing your lottery win to the world. On one hand, you’ll get fame and popularity, but on the other hand you may fall victim to scams, freeloaders, lawsuits and defamation.

We understand that winning lottery is an exciting occasion, however many people recommend keeping the news of the win to yourself to avoid trouble. There are people in the world that would do anything to get their hands on a big lottery win. 

This is what happened in the terrible case of Abraham Shakespeare. This lottery winner announced his win only to get scammed by a stranger, who ended up going to jail for his murder!

Which states can US lottery winners remain anonymous?

In the USA, there aren’t many states where you are allowed to remain anonymous after a big lottery win.

US Powerball and US Mega Millions

There are only 6 states in the USA that allow US Powerball and US Mega Millions lottery winners to protect their identity and remain anonymous after a big win.

  • Delaware
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina

Winners in these US states don’t have to collect their prize money in person or disclose their identity after a big lottery jackpot win.

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Three more reasons to keep your win a secret

Scammed

We bet American Grandmother, Marva Wilson wished she stayed anonymous after winning AUD$2.5 million.

Scammer, Freya Pearson swindled the trusting grandmother out of her winnings after lying about a non-profit organisation. Pearson was charged and sentenced to 5 years in Prison.

A lawsuit and contract killing

William ‘Bud’ Post thought all his Christmases had come at once when he won AUD$20.5 million in US lottery, but a year later he was back in debt. He spent his winnings on boats, houses, cars and a plane – even though he didn’t have his pilot’s license!

After his win he was sued by his girlfriend and it’s said his brother hired a hitman to kill him. If only he’d kept the news to himself.

Lover’s revenge

How would you tell your spouse you won lottery? Would you tell them at all?

Ibi Roncaioli probably wishes she kept her AUD$6 million win a secret. Mrs Roncaioli allegedly squandered the cash on lavish living, alcohol, and gambling, and secretly gave AUD$2.5 million to a son from a previous marriage.

She died in 2003, and 5 years later her husband Dr. Joseph Roncaioli was convicted of poisoning her.

Remain anonymous with The Lottery Office

If you play lottery with The Lottery Office and win, there’s no need for a disguise!

Lottery Office winners aren’t under any obligation to reveal their identity (unless you want to of course), you can remain anonymous and enjoy your prize money in complete privacy.

How to play to win from the draws of US lottery with The Lottery Office

When you purchase a ticket in our local lottery draws, we purchase a ticket in the matching overseas lottery.

Play USA Power Lotto – we buy a matching ticket in the US Powerball lottery in the USA.

Play USA Mega Lotto – we buy a matching ticket in the US Mega Millions lottery in the USA.

It’s an easy 3-step process to play lottery with The Lottery Office.

First, sign up for a Lottery Office account. Then you can purchase a lottery ticket. And finally, finalise your purchase. Once the purchase is in your shopping cart you can pay by debit or credit card, Bpay, POLi Pay or Paysafecard. We’ll send you a confirmation email and a Lottery Office ticket. 

To play with us you need to be over 18 years old, by a resident of Australia or New Zealand, have an internet connection and a phone, computer or tablet to access our website.

Here’s a quick wrap up of exactly!

It’s safe and secure to play online lottery with us

We are licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government. Our operational and financial procedures are regularly audited, with the NT Government conducting live audits of customer orders, tickets issued in our lotteries, matching tickets purchased by us and the resulting draw outcomes and winner payments.

Your protection and privacy is important to us. Our website is also protected by 256-bit encryption technology.

Winners remain anonymous with The Lottery Office. Sign up for your chance to win from the draws of the biggest lotteries in the world today!

FAQ

Which states can US lottery winners remain anonymous?

Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina.

Can you remain anonymous with The Lottery Office?

If you play lottery with The Lottery Office and win, there’s no need for a disguise! Lottery Office winners aren’t under any obligation to reveal their identity (unless you want to of course), you can remain anonymous and enjoy your prize money in complete privacy.