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Judge to Hear Case of New Hampshire Powerball Winner Who Wants Anonymity

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    NH Lottery Requires Winners to Be Identified

    The woman, identified in court papers as "Jane Doe," filed a lawsuit last week against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission to keep her identity concealed, citing that she does not want the negative attention that comes along with winning the lottery.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    A hearing has been scheduled for a New Hampshire woman who says she has a Powerball ticket that won a $559.7 million jackpot and wants a judge to grant her request to stay anonymous.

    The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed a complaint in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket following the Jan. 6 drawing, the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot. Under New Hampshire law, a lottery winner's name, town and prize amount are public information. But after the woman contacted a lawyer, she learned that she could have shielded her identity by instead writing the name of a trust.

    The woman hasn't turned in her ticket yet. Lottery officials say they must process the ticket like any other.

    A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday.

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