If I win the lottery, can I choose to accept it by revocable Trust to stay anonymous?

Asked on September 18, 2015 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, you can't. 1 YOU, not the trust, bought the ticket, so YOU are the winner 2 the lotteries require that their winners not be anonymous--it's part of lottery advertising to be able to show and/or identify winners, to inspire other people to believe that this could be them, too.


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