$560 Million Powerball Winner Can Keep Her Name Private, Judge Rules

The winner of a $560 million Powerball jackpot — one of the largest prizes in United States history — can remain anonymous, a New Hampshire judge ruled Monday.

An essential decision ahead, Mr. Shaheen said, will be for the winner to determine whether to spend the money while she is alive or to create a more enduring fund, like a foundation or endowment.

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Winner of $560 million Powerball can stay anonymous, judge rules

A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.

Related: $560 million Powerball winner finally collects money amid fight for anonymity. The woman signed her ticket after the drawing, but later learned from lawyers that she could have shielded her identity by writing the name of a trust. They said she was upset after learning she was giving up her anonymity by signing the ticket — something the lottery commission acknowledged isn't spelled out on the ticket, but is detailed on its website.

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Judge rules $560M Powerball jackpot winner can remain anonymous

A New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her name private, a judge ruled Monday.

Temple found that the commission's argument that revealing her name to ensure the public she's a "bona fide" lottery participant and "real" winner was not persuasive, because a trustee claiming a prize on someone's behalf is certainly not a "bona fide" participant or a "real" winner. "While we were expecting a different outcome and believed the state had a strong argument, we respect the court's decision," Charlie McIntyre, commission executive director, said in a statement.

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