A woman who won a $560 million Powerball jackpot in New Hampshire last month has yet to collect her winnings.
She wants the money, of course. But first she wants a court order allowing her to remain anonymous, shielded from the spotlight that tends to fall on multimillionaires.
“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.”
Under state law, a lottery winner’s name, town and prize amount are public information.
In the complaint, Jane Doe is quoted as saying she made a “huge mistake” by putting her signature on the lucky ticket without first consulting with a lawyer. She believed she was required to sign it based on state lottery commission instructions.