900 million for tonight’s, by the way. 550 million or so if you take it all at once; probably 350 million or so after taxes that way. Anyhow, apparently people are mostly forbidden in most states from claiming the prizes anonymously; which I guess makes sense. I’ve honestly never really thought about it one way or the other.
I certainly didn’t assume that I’d be able to stay anonymous, in the just-this-side-of-impossible chance that I won. A New Media dude and political blogger? Dang, the media would eat that right up. Especially since I’d be encouraging them to.
PS: I’ve looked at the numbers, and I don’t think that I could actually buy myself a shiny new Republican Senator for Maryland. At least, not for more than one term. Also: that’s pretty unethical, yes?