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Trust Could Have Shielded Lottery Winner’s Name, But Lottery Commission Says It Has To Be Public Now

A woman who says she has the winning ticket for a $559.7 million Powerball lottery drawing wants to stay anonymous when she claims the money, but the New Hampshire Lottery Commission notes that state law requires the names of winners to be made public; a judge will decide. Her lawyer says she signed the back of the ticket after the drawing on January 6, and only later learned that in New Hampshire if a lottery winner creates a trust and writes the name of the trust on the back of the ticket, the winner can remain anonymous, according to the Associated Press, as reported by ABC News.

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