Jane 'Dough' accepts $560M lottery jackpot

Jane 'Dough' accepts $560M lottery jackpot

Jane 'Dough' accepts $560M lottery jackpot

The lawyers announced the victor, identified only as "Jane Doe" in court documents, plans to donate $150,000 to Girls Inc. and $33,000 each to three New Hampshire chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger.

The victor, known in court filings as "Jane Doe", has sued the state to maintain her anonymity.

She is suing the state lottery commission to be exempt from New Hampshire's "Right to Know Law" which intends to provide transparency and assure the public that winners aren't associated with the lottery.

According to "lottery lawyer" Jason Kurland, only six U.S. states now allow lottery winners to remain anonymous: Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, South Carolina and Ohio.

A second-prize $1 million victor in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing purchased the ticket at a Seaford convenience store, according to the New York Lottery website.

The woman, who is fighting to remain anonymous through an ongoing lawsuit, is collecting a lump-sum cash prize of $352 million - which will get whittled down to $264 million after Uncle Sam takes his share. A single winning ticket worth $559.7 million was sold in New Hampshire. The state is arguing that under the law, that means that her name is public information.

The prize amount has grown steadily since the January 6 Powerball drawing.

"While we respect this player's desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols", said the New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre in a statement in February.

The woman's lawyers said their client is terrified. "What little I can say, is that she and her family have had a longstanding commitment to their community and are thrilled to be able to enhance their impact through targeted philanthropy for generations to come".

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