Pamela Baker reports:
A New Hampshire woman who hit this month’s $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret.
Represented by the law firm Shaheen & Gordon in Concord, the winner of the Jan. 6 lottery drawing says her privacy is at risk because of “a huge mistake.”
Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the winner says she wrote out her name on the back of the ticket she bought from Reed’s Ferry Market in a panic to secure it.
Though she had merely been following the directions of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, Doe says an attorney advised her shortly thereafter that she could create a trust to collect her winnings anonymously.
Now that the ticket is signed, Doe’s privacy options are limited.
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See, this is good to know. If I ever win $560 million, I’ll sign Dissent Doe instead of my real name.
You can always learn something useful on my blog, right?