If she has the time, she should simply change her name and change up her look for the photos. Then, after a year or so, change it all back :-). Problem (mostly) solved though there are sucmbags out there that make it their life’s mission to rip people off ... and not just Democrats.
I always thought that if I won big like that, I’d tell the Lottery Commission that I would tell every interviewer that buying lottery tickets was stupid, a tax on poor people, and a horrible bet. Then for the photo op, I’d wear a T-Shirt saying “Don’t buy lottery tickets”
I’ve always wondered if someone changes their name if it can be looked up in public documents. I guess it’s worth a stab, but this lady is already creating hassle and worry for herself, when she could have already claimed the money and hired some security or moved to a gated community.
Although I’m pretty sure she’s my long-lost aunt.
I’d also put all the money except reasonable living expenses in a trust.
When all the long lost friends and relatives show up...”I’m sorry, all of my money is managed by my attorney. If you’d like to request monetary assistance, he has a simple 15 page grant request you may complete for his approval.”
If I ever won that kind of money, Id take the dumb picture and then leave on a world cruise. By the time I would return most of the drama would be long gone.