Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money
NASHUA, N.H. — A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court.
In a court filing on Thursday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved the payment to a trust the woman set up. The winning ticket will be placed in a secure location until a court decides whether it’s subject to the state’s Right to Know Law.
Lawyers for the woman, identified as Jane Doe, say she signed the back of the ticket following the Jan. 6 drawing, the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot, without realizing it would result in her name and address being made public. Under New Hampshire law, a lottery winner’s name, town and prize amount are public information.
Colorado required to release names of jackpot winners
The Colorado Lottery says as part of the Open Records Act, it is required to release to the public your name, hometown, amount you won and the game you played if you are a jackpot winner.AlertMe