Powerball jackpot at $348 million

Emilio Banks
March 9, 2018

Representatives for the woman who was the sole victor of January's $559 million Powerball drawing will accept the prize Wednesday morning.

In a news conference Wednesday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission handed over the winnings to the woman's lawyers. The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Reed's Ferry Market in Merrimack for the January 6 drawing.

Meanwhile this week, U.S. news outlets reported on "Jane Doe", the victor of the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

The bigger prize for media outlets remains the woman's name, but she's suing the state for the right to remain anonymous.

Four local nonprofits are the beneficiaries of almost $250,000 thanks to the victor of the recent New Hampshire Powerball Lottery. "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".

The judge ruled the woman could receive the money before he decides whether she can keep her identity from being revealed.

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New Hampshire lottery executive director Charlie McIntyre said that the Powerball victor must abide by the disclosure laws "like any other", in February.

This victor marks the 11th Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire history.

You still have time to buy a ticket, and potentially be tonight's big victor of the $348 million Powerball jackpot.

Following advice she received on the state lottery's website, the woman signed the ticket with her own name.

"There are countless stories of other lottery winners who have suffered significantly after receiving their money, many of which could have been avoided if the winners' identities had not been published", the lawsuit states.

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