It’s probably tempting to tell the world about your sudden windfall, but some lottery winners who’ve done so had major problems.
CHICAGO — Remember when everyone was talking about that $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot? Weeks later, two people have come forward to claim their prize — but kept their identities secret.
The Illinois Lottery said it couldn’t share any information about the winners, who bought the winning ticket at a gas station in suburban Chicago. Some states allow lottery winners to stay anonymous; in Illinois, anyone who wins $250,000 or more can keep their identity under wraps.
Is this unusual?
Many lottery winners stay
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