Judge Rules Powerball Winner 'Jane Doe' Can Remain Anonymous

Judge Rules Powerball Winner 'Jane Doe' Can Remain Anonymous

A judge in the New Hampshire Superior Court ruled in her favor, according to her lawyer, William Shaheen.

The judge ruled the New Hampshire Lottery Commission can not release the woman's name or address.

"The Court therefore has no difficulty finding that [the woman] would also be subject to similar solicitation and harassment if her identity were disclosed", Temple wrote.

But if she wants to keep her hometown secret, Doe's considerable luck may have finally run out.

Doe put her name and address on the winning ticket for the Jan 6. draw, but before she sent it to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, she turned to attorneys to see if she could remain anonymous.

The woman who bought the winning ticket in January had gone to court to keep her name from being made public. But lottery officials had argued that even if the cash goes into a trust, the ticket will have to be submitted in its original form - complete with the ticket buyer's name and hometown. The holder of the ticket has since gone to court to preserve her anonymity. The commission said any adjustment of the ticket would make it invalid.

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She has since set up the Good Karma Trust of 2018 and intends to give some of her money to charities, including Girls Inc and End 68 Hours of Hunger. He said there was "no evidence" that the New Hampshire Lottery Commission was engaged in corrupt activity and noted that the winning numbers are drawn in Florida anyway.

Commission executive director Charles McIntyre says the commission was "expecting a different outcome" Monday and believed the state had a strong argument. The state Attorney General's Office said the woman's name must be revealed because she signed the back of the ticket, USA Today reported. The commission hasn't responded to a request for comment on the judge's decision.

Last week she received just over $264m - her winnings minus taxes and bearing in mind winners get a smaller amount if they opt for a lump sum payment.

Gordon, the lawyer for Doe, said publicity surrounding the matter has dwarfed his prior cases, including a high-profile lawsuit brought by families of people killed by James "Whitey" Bulger.

He said the intense public interest in the Powerball suit "was unprecedented from my perspective".

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