CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who says she has a Powerball ticket that won a $559.7 million jackpot wants a court order allowing her to stay anonymous.

50821188 Woman With $559M Powerball Ticket Wants To Stay Anonymous

File photo of lottery tickets. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, filed a complaint last week in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket following the January 6 drawing. She then contacted a lawyer and learned that she could have shielded her identity by instead writing the name of a trust.

The New Hampshire resident says she made a huge mistake. She hasn’t turned in the ticket yet.

State lottery officials say they will proceed in accordance with state law, which says a lottery winner’s name, town and prize amount are public information.

A hearing’s scheduled for February 21.

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Comments
  1. I really don’t understand why lottery winners can’t remain anonymous if anything for safety and legal reasons. I know the second someone knows you’re a lottery winner they want to sue, rob, or possibly kidnap you. I work in a profession were suing people is common. If they knew I won the lottery I am sure they would think of some reason to file a lawsuit.

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