Hello thank you for taking the time to read answer my question.I wanted to know if in the state of Washington is a lottery winner legally obligated to appear at a press conference held to announce their win to journalists and the general public?I already know that a winner can somewhat anonymous by establishing a trust to claim their prize, but I don't know if they are obligated to have their picture taken and talk to the press.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Washington
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma. That is required to help disspel rumors that no one has won or that it is fixed. By providing publicity it makes the process clear to the public that it is not corrupt or fixed. The trust, as you note, is an available way to secure the funds.
I am unable to understand whether or not a lottery winner in the state of Washington would be required to participate in a press conference to announce their win to the general public and journalists from your answer.
The winner would need to appear. The reason for this is to ensure there is access and no secrecy as to identity of the winner. This is done to encourage people to participate and avoid accusations that it is fixed.
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