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Judge rules $560 million Powerball winner can remain anonymous and keep her money

Judge rules $560 million Powerball winner can remain anonymous and keep her money

The New Hampshire Powerball winner of $560 million will not only get to maintain her privacy, but she’ll get to keep her hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money, a judge ruled Monday, the Washington Post reported.

Initially, New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre discussed the issue with the New Hampshire state attorney general’s office, and the two of them came to the same conclusion: The woman must adhere to the lottery rules “like any other” if she intended to collect the half-billion-dollar prize.

“The New Hampshire Lottery understands that winning a $560 million Powerball jackpot is a life-changing occurrence,” a statement from McIntyre read.

While we respect this player’s desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols.”

New Hampshire Public Radio also reported that the woman claimed the jackpot prize last week and took a lump sum amount of $264 million after taxes.

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