FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, right, both of Merrimack, N.H., sell a lottery ticket at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store in Merrimack. A woman who bought the winning ticket there, and identified as in court documents as Jane Doe, won the $559.7 million jackpot and has filed a complaint in Nashua asking that a judge allow her to stay anonymous. The commission wants the complaint dismissed. The case will be heard Tuesday, Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, FIle)

Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

February 13, 2018 - 1:23 pm
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot is likely to get the money in the coming days as her demand to remain anonymous makes its way through the courts.

Judge Charles Temple heard arguments Tuesday from lawyers for the woman and the state. He didn't indicate when he would rule.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed a complaint in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket following the Jan. 6 drawing for the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot.

Despite the identity dispute, New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre says the woman should be able to claim her winnings and that they have been in discussion over transferring the funds.

Lawyers for the woman indicated a trust has been set up.

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