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How to Remain Anonymous if You Win the Lottery

In case you need legal/financial advice on how to maintain your anonymity if you happen to have split the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot with two other people.

How To Remain Anonymous If You Win The $1.5 Billion Powerball Lottery • 2016 Jan 12 • Robert Pagliarini • Forbes

The Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball Lottery, explicitly states that there are only five states in which you have the legal right to remain anonymous.

To summarize:

  1. Set up a claiming trust, to which the winning ticket is assigned, and to which the lottery winnings will be paid.
  2. Set up an LLC. Make the LLC the grantor of the claiming trust.
  3. Set up a bridge trust. Once the lottery winnings are paid into the claiming trust, transfer them to the bridge trust.
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