Yes. You are absolutely reading that right!
The winner of a $560 million Powerball jackpot (one of the largest prizes in United States history!) can remain anonymous!
The New Hampshire woman’s lawyers argued that she feared being overwhelmed with requests for a share of her winnings and was concerned about her safety.
The state had argued that the names of lottery winners must be disclosed to ensure that prizes are distributed fairly and that winners are not related to lottery employees.
In the end however, the court sided with the woman, saying disclosing her name would amount to an invasion of privacy.
The Judge DID SAY that the winner’s hometown, Merrimack, New Hampshire, would have to be disclosed. He said she could not be identified by this bit of information and saw no reason to keep it secret.
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