Would You Remain Anonymous?
For many Americans, winning the lottery is a life-changing experience.
Not only have they won a huge amount of money overnight, but they are also thrown into the limelight with their name plastered in the latest headlines across the country and sometimes across the globe!
While it may be exciting, this newfound fame can also have its own set of problems, especially when you don’t have a choice in the matter. Luckily there are a few states where you can remain completely anonymous.
If you’re worried about winning the lottery and becoming the latest story circling around the internet, well don’t be.
When you play with The Lottery Office and win you can remain anonymous unless of course, you want to share it with the world! We won’t stop you.
When you purchase a ticket in one of our local lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding US lottery draw overseas.
- Play USA Power Lotto – we buy a matching ticket in the US Powerball lottery in America.
- Play USA Mega Lotto – we buy a matching ticket in the US Mega Millions lottery in America.
For the majority of US States, unfortunately, you can’t remain anonymous.
There have been many winners who have not coped well with their new full bank accounts and the attention that has come along with their new claim to fame.
Winning the lottery may sound like the highlight of an individual’s life, but for many lottery winners, it can be a difficult experience when you don’t have the option of remaining anonymous.
William Post III is a prime example of the troubles that can come along with a lottery win when you can’t remain anonymous. William purchased a ticket in Pennsylvania and won a whopping AUD$21 million, spending most of the first yearly instalments of his winnings in just 2 weeks.
His girlfriend ended up suing him, claiming that they had agreed to share the money. When she won her court claim, he wasn’t able to pay, so his lottery payouts were frozen.
Willam was also arrested for firing a gun at a man on the street that was pestering him for some of his prize money.
When the world knows you have won a big amount of cash, you can often have a target on your back. Friends and family can be drawn to your wealth and you can become the target for scammers. Some lottery winners have even been sued and sometimes for things they likely didn’t do!
So where can you remain anonymous?
There are now only 19 states in the USA that allow lottery winners where a winning ticket was purchased to remain anonymous to at least some degree. The states are
Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
In 2018, a winning ticket was purchased in the state of South Carolina for the AUD$1.9 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
The lucky person who got to claim the big prize has remained completely anonymous thanks to the law around anonymity in the state where the ticket was purchased.
How to play USA Power Lotto and USA Mega Lotto
Now that you know that if you do win, you can most certainly remain anonymous, it’s time to play!
It’s easy to play online with The Lottery Office. Once you sign up for an account and agree to our Tc and Cs, you can purchase our tickets. You need to be over 18 years old and an Australian or New Zealand resident.
For an extra few dollars you can purchase the Multiplier feature, for a chance to multiply any non-jackpot wins up to 10 times for USA Power Lotto and 5 times for USA Mega Lotto.
To save time, you can ‘set and forget’ and purchase up to 20 consecutive draws at one time with our Multi-Draw option.
How do I play the USA Power Lotto and USA Mega Lotto?
How do I play syndicates?
You can play syndicates with The Lottery Office by following these simple steps. 1. Choose how many shares you’d like to purchase 2. Select Add to cart 3. Review your order in the shopping cart 4. Pay securely to finalise your order!
What US states can you remain anonymous?
There are only 11 states in the USA that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous where a winning ticket was purchased. The states are Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
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