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Still-Unidentified Lottery Winner Gets Her Dough … But Will She Stay Anonymous?

A New Hampshire woman who won $560 million in the Powerball lottery from a ticket she bought at a store in the Reeds Ferry section of Merrimack, New Hampshire got a wire transfer for her winnings, but her legal bid to remain unidentified is not yet resolved.

A judge has not yet ruled on the woman’s request to stay anonymous.

A trust she created is receiving the money, but she signed her own name on the back of the ticket, which is generally considered a public document once the ticket is given to lottery officials.

The judge ruled the woman could receive the money before he decides whether she can keep her identity from being revealed.

She announced through her lawyers a donation of $150,000 to Girls Inc.,  a nonprofit organization that advocates for girls, according to The Union Leader.



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