The state Attorney General’s office says disclosing the name of lottery winners in New Hampshire “is not something done for the sake of curiosity or sales promotion,” but instead is a crucial step to ensure the Lottery Commission operates with integrity and accountability. That’s according to a legal response filed in Superior Court on Monday in the case of Jane Doe vs. New Hampshire Lottery Commission, in which a suddenly wealthy New Hampshire woman is attempting to stay out of the spotlight following a $560-million Powerball drawing. [You can find NHPR’s previous coverage of this story here.] After purchasing the single winning ticket in the January 6 th Powerball drawing—the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history—the woman, identified in...
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N.H. Officials to Powerball Winner: Sorry, Rules are Rules