March 22, 2018

Secret $560M Powerball victor has lawyers pick up prize

09 March 2018, 02:27 | Clyde Nash

Lawyers for Powerball winner to claim $559M jackpot for client

A Powerball lottery sign displays the lottery prizes at a convenience store Thursday Jan. 4 2018 in Chicago. A New Hampshire woman won the drawing and the $559.7 million jackpot two days later

He argued that had the victor created the trust before signing the ticket, she could have collected her winnings without making her identity public.

She's not giving up her name if she prevails in court, but she is giving away cash.

"The New Hampshire Lottery is excited to award yet another Powerball jackpot to some very fortunate Granite State residents", New Hampshire Lottery director Charlie McIntyre said in a statement.

"While we respect this player's desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols", the statement said.

"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 victor of a half-billion dollars", the complaint said.

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The lawyers say she signed the back of the ticket following the drawing, the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, without realizing it would result in her name and address being made public. She is still going to work and has bodyguards she can call should her identity suddenly become public.

"And the public wants to see that the person who wins maybe looks like them or comes from humble means". An entirely new trend we're seeing as well is the massive increase in the number of women who buy online US Powerball tickets from Canada. From the AP: A New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth almost $560 million plans to give as much as $50 million to charity as a legal fight to keep her identity private proceeds, her lawyers said Wednesday.

In 2015, Craigory Burch Jr., the victor of a $434,272 jackpot in Georgia, was killed in his home by seven masked men who kicked in his front door.

"She got every bit of his money", Assistant State Attorney Jay Pruner said in closing arguments. "She killed him first".

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