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New Hampshire Woman Sues To Remain Anonymous After Winning $560M Powerball Jackpot

Lottery Player Wants Judge To Let Her Name Stay Private

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A lottery player in New Hampshire is asking a court to let her claim a $560 million Powerball jackpot without revealing her name.

According to NewHampshire.com, a woman identified only as Jane Doe in court papers wishes to keep her identity hidden after signing her name to last month’s winning ticket sold at a convenience store. It was one of the largest lottery jackpot prizes in history.

Through a lawyer, the woman claims that she doesn’t want the attention associated with being a Powerball winner. “She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,” the woman’s lawyer wrote in the court documents. “She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.”

However, under New Hampshire rules, her name must be made public in order to claim the prize. She could have set up an anonymous trust to shield her identity, but she already signed her name to the back of the ticket. The state is holding its ground.

“The New Hampshire Lottery understands that winning a $560 million Powerball jackpot is a life-changing occurrence,” said Executive Director Charlie McIntyre. “Having awarded numerous Powerball jackpots over the years, we also understand that the procedures in place for prize claimants are critically important for the security and integrity of the lottery, our players and our games. While we respect this player’s desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols.”

 
 
 
 

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PATENTATTORNEY2
16 days ago

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PATENTATTORNEY2
16 days ago

HER NAME WILL BE PUBLISHED AS A MATTER OF LAW.

 
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