How Can I Protect My Winnings?
Are you concerned about your name becoming public after winning the lottery? If so, call our Chicago based law firm immediately. Several steps should be taken in order to ensure that your status as a lottery winner be protected, even before you claim your ticket with the Lottery Commission. Because we represent lottery winners from across the country, we have extensive knowledge concerning how to limit the amount of exposure you receive before and after winning.
You may be worried about the safety of yourself and those closest to you after obtaining a large windfall. This can be exacerbated by your newfound wealth being advertised by lottery officials for all to see. Some states allow lottery winners to remain totally anonymous. These states are:
Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont allow prizes to be awarded to a trust and allow a trustee to collect without disclosing the name of the ticket holder. Illinois and Oregon have made exceptions to their policy of disclosure if winners are able to demonstrate a high risk of harm. The rest of the states force lottery winners to disclose their identities. In extreme cases, certain State Lottery Commissions will not release your winnings to you until a press conference is completed.
Further problems after disclosure can include the prospect of solicitations from organized charities, con artists asking for investments, and, sadly, friends and even family members begging for handouts. It is for these reasons that many lottery winners choose to remain anonymous in the states that allow anonymity.
Please call Stoltmann Law Offices today for a no-cost consultation as to your options of protecting yourself and your winnings.
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