Huge story coming out today that the woman who won the $560m PB jackpot in Concord NH can stay anonymous. She filed suit and won.
I hope this means that other states lottery commissioners see how potentially dangerous it is to expose a persons name whose just won millions. The stalkers. The constant pile of letters asking for money. It’d be scary. Most states still require your name be released. I’m hoping the win in NH bodes well for Mr. EOS who, on his way up to RI today to protect the manse from tonight’s storm, bought a MM and PB. We’d like to stay anonymous. 😂😂
In his 16-page resolution filed in Hillsborough Superior Court Southern District, Judge Charles Temple weighed the public’s right to know with the unnamed woman’s fears of “unreasonable intrusion” into her life and daily affairs.
He sided with the so-called Jane Doe.
“The Court has no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe’s identity be revealed, she will be subject to an alarming amount of harassment, solicitation and unwanted communications,” the judge’s resolution states.
Jane Doe signed her actual name of the ticket before she filed the suit and one of her lawyers told her that by signing it she’d likely forfeit her privacy. But the judge gave Jane a do-over. Nice guy.
As for the ticket, Doe’s attorneys lobbied the judge to grant her a do-over.
If so, Doe would be able to “white out” her signed name on the winning ticket’s reverse side and re-execute it with the “Good Karma Family Trust of 2018” — thus protecting the public from knowing her identity.
Just last week, the commission distributed to the winner’s attorneys the $264 million sum, which includes taxes that were deducted.
Doe has pledged to donate around $25 million to $50 million of the largess to charity over time.
I think New York permits a winner to become an LLC. Connecticut does. But not sure if the other states.
I’d like the chance to see what NY would do!!