Lucky lottery winner REFUSES to collect £400 million jackpot after accidentally waiving anonymity because she’s terrified of becoming famous
The woman has already signed the ticket but is fighting to remain anonymous for safety reasons
- 8 Feb 2018, 12:07
- Updated : 8 Feb 2018, 14:08
A LUCKY lottery winner is refusing to collect her £400million winnings because she is terrified of becoming famous.
The New Hampshire woman, identified only as Jane Doe in court documents, is fighting to remain anonymous after the massive Powerball win.
“She has described the signing as a huge mistake,” according to court records seen by NewHampshire.com.
The woman has already signed the back of the ticket as is required by New Hampshire Lottery Commission rules.
Her attorney asked lottery chiefs if she could “white out” her name but was told this would invalidate the ticket.
She was not aware that she could retain her anonymity if she printed the name of a trust instead.
But her attorney says she values her privacy and fears that going in to collect her jackpot could lead to safety issues.
“She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,” said attorney Steven Gordon of the Shaheen and Gordon law firm.
He added: “She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.”
Mr Gordon says his client felt both excited and panicked after her numbers came up.
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She is reportedly planning to remain in New Hampshire if and when she collects her money, which she will spread evenly throughout the community.
The woman has asked for her name, address and other identifying information to be kept a secret.
She can either take a lump sum of around £25million or annual payments of around £5.7million for the next 30 years.
We recently reported how the jilted ex-girlfriend of a Canadian lottery winner is taking him to court to wrestle away half of his £3.5million fortune.
And another unlucky winner shot himself dead when he lost his £950,000 winning ticket during a celebratory party with pals.
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Lucky lottery winner REFUSES to collect £400 million jackpot because she’s terrified of becoming famous
Florida Ticket Wins Powerball Jackpot of Nearly $400 Million
The ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven gas station in the city of Bonita Springs to win the $396 million jackpot
Published January 30, 2020 • Updated on January 30, 2020 at 11:28 am
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The unknown winner got the correct combination of numbers – 9, 12, 15, 31 and 60 with a Powerball number of 2 – in the first jackpot won in the game since a California man took home $150 million in November 2019.
A Southwest Florida person woke up Thursday a very rich individual – nearly $400 million richer after getting the six numbers right in Wednesday night’s…