Jane Doe, a woman from New Hampshire who recently won the Jackpot in the Powerball is currently pushing for a court order to keep her anonymous. The woman has filed her complaint with the Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua and awaits an answer. In her complaint, she mentioned how she was confused that player’s had to sign the back of the ticket or not due to reading the information as directed on the State lottery website.
New Hampshire law permits the lottery winner’s name, prize and town must all be listed for public knowledge. However, after having discussions with a lawyer, Jane discovered that instead, she could have just written the name of a trust.
Since then, Jane has shown lottery officers a scanned copy of the ticket to which they explained they may be constrained if someone was to post a Right to Know request.
Jane Doe is known locally as an engaged member of the community and wants the freedom to be able to talk freely into a grocery store or attend public events without being persistently approached.
We understand Jane has now set up a trust and aims to donate a portion of her winnings to charities.
At ZipCode Draw we want to reiterate that the identities of our winners will always remain totally anonymous!