Lawyers for mystery Powerball victor will claim windfall, announce donation

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

Lawyers for mystery Powerball winner will claim windfall, announce donation

Attorneys for the woman, dubbed Jane Doe in court filings, and officials from the state Lottery Commission will hold an 11:30 a.m. press conference in Concord, where Doe's legal team will accept the prize and "make an announcement regarding the winner's charitable plans", the statement said. The holder of the ticket has since gone to court to preserve her anonymity. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved the payment to a trust the woman set up.

According to "lottery lawyer" Jason Kurland, only six U.S. states now allow lottery winners to remain anonymous: Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, South Carolina and Ohio.

The bigger prize for media outlets remains the woman's name, but she's suing the state for the right to remain anonymous.

The winner's attorney, William Shaheen, said in a statement he was collecting the prize in the name of the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust, which the victor established to serve as a legal mechanism to accept the money.

The Powerball drawing has rolled over 16 times since the last victor on January 6th, and now stands at an estimated $348 million.

New Hampshire lottery rules require the winner's name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open-records laws and to increase trust in the lottery system. 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.

Horror stories of lottery winners whose luck ran out litter the internet. If there is no jackpot victor, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing.

"The lottery is a business so they want to sell tickets, they want to put a face to the win", he said.

"She knows there are so many charities that do good work and need money, but we want to start with these two", Shaheen said.

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