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(Short List)   Euromillions lottery winner scoops $230m. Plans to reunite Guns N'Roses. That should cover the "Mr Brownstone"   (shortlist.com) divider line 61
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2012-08-15 10:01:44 PM  

maelstrom0370: Not 100% on this, but I think here in Michigan, they only make your name public if you opt to join their "Millionaire's Club". They make it public that you won but it gets you access to money managers and whatnot who specialize in dealing with windfall cash.


If you won millions of dollars couldn't you hire your own experts? I suppose it does help UK winners that the winnings are tax free, so they don't have that to worry about...
 
2012-08-15 10:54:14 PM  
I honestly think Axl Rose is the type of person who you could offer them 200 million dollars and he wouldn't do it just because he hates his old band members that much. I just don't think money can persuade the man.
 
2012-08-15 11:33:53 PM  
Has Steven Adler been officially erased from G'n'R history now, or what?

I mean, he probably doesn't remember himself that he was in the band, but that's no excuse.
 
2012-08-16 12:25:03 AM  

NeoCortex42: rickycal78: marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.

Dunno about Europe, but in most states they have to release the name of the person or agency claiming the prize. The smart route, in my mind at least, would be to hire a law firm to handle claiming the prize in your name and the most that gets released is the name of the law firm.

Some states even have rules about claiming as a trust. I think some states allow you to do that and remain anonymous, but some will still release the actual names of the winners even if a trust is used.

I get why most states want to make the names public, easy publicity and also transparency, but it seems like a bad idea to just announce to the world "Hey, here's a new millionaire in case anybody needs a target to ripoff or beg for money". I'm surprised more states don't allow completely anonymous winners.


Thats why you claim the winnings through a blind trust like those people did a year or so ago from up north, then only the accounting firm or lawyers get named no matter what they want to publish.

I would never let them print my name, I would be petrified for every single family member and think someone may try to hurt them to get their hands on the cash.
 
2012-08-16 04:21:32 AM  
This is especially funny to me since I just won a dispute on eBay with one of GnR's old groupies for a refund she agreed to give me but cancelled once she got the item back. I left feedback asking her to say hi to axl for me, lol

Watch VH1's "Rock Docs-Do It For The Band: The Women of the Sunset Strip". Hi Pam!
 
2012-08-16 10:09:42 AM  
FTFA: "In fact only Axl Rose remains of the old crew and he's not really, you know, entirely there."

Has the article author seen a recent picture of Axl?
 
2012-08-16 05:04:44 PM  

marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.


As has been pointed out, in some cases you have to. But there's a grace period before you have to claim your lotto winnings. I always assumed I'd take that time to legally change my name. Then after I'd change it back.

/might 'change cabs' a few extra times for the fun of it
//might also buy a theatre and run it as artistic director, but without needing to make any money
///a Noises Off/Copenhagen double bill? Don't mind if I do!
 
2012-08-16 05:23:48 PM  

K.B.O. Winston:
//might also buy a theatre and run it as artistic director, but without needing to make any money
///a Noises Off/Copenhagen double bill? Don't mind if I do!


I'd finance my own movie based on my new script "Kate Beckinsale Wears Lycra And Beats The shiat Out Of Everyone".

Really once I came up with the title the movie wrote itself....
 
2012-08-16 06:39:38 PM  

Smeds: FTFA: "In fact only Axl Rose remains of the old crew and he's not really, you know, entirely there."

Has the article author seen a recent picture of Axl?


If axl ate the whole band, we could say they're still here in some sense. Sea change and all that. Eats what he sees, etc.
Personally, i'm quite pleased that axl can't make that "SWEEEEE chile o' maaahn" whine any more. I just don't get how he expects the kids that loved his do-rag and visible heroin tracks to relate to his new pimp hat and zoot suit look.
 
2012-08-17 01:46:27 AM  

K.B.O. Winston: marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.

As has been pointed out, in some cases you have to. But there's a grace period before you have to claim your lotto winnings. I always assumed I'd take that time to legally change my name. Then after I'd change it back.

/might 'change cabs' a few extra times for the fun of it
//might also buy a theatre and run it as artistic director, but without needing to make any money
///a Noises Off/Copenhagen double bill? Don't mind if I do!


Good idea; however, I don't think the grace period to claim your winnings is very long and as far as I know, you have to publicly advertise name changes before you can do it legally. It may or may not be possible to do what you're talking about.
 
2012-08-17 10:21:47 AM  

NorCalLos: K.B.O. Winston: marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.

As has been pointed out, in some cases you have to. But there's a grace period before you have to claim your lotto winnings. I always assumed I'd take that time to legally change my name. Then after I'd change it back.

/might 'change cabs' a few extra times for the fun of it
//might also buy a theatre and run it as artistic director, but without needing to make any money
///a Noises Off/Copenhagen double bill? Don't mind if I do!

Good idea; however, I don't think the grace period to claim your winnings is very long and as far as I know, you have to publicly advertise name changes before you can do it legally. It may or may not be possible to do what you're talking about.


Depending on the state, I think the time limit for claiming is anywhere from 90 days to 1 year. If you live in one of the 1 year states, it could be feasible.
 
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