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$560M Powerball winner will
get to remain anonymous

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/13/2018 4:28:17 AM

CONCORD, N.H. — A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown. Judge Charles Temple noted that the case’s resolution rested the state’s Right-to-Know law, which governs access to public records for the woman. She was identified as “Jane Doe” in a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “She was jumping up and down,” said her lawyer, William Shaheen. “She will be able to live her life normally.” Shaheen said the woman is from Merrimack, 25 miles south of Concord. The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jj1319, 3/13/2018 4:53:00 AM     (No. 11570246)

Smart woman.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander, 3/13/2018 5:13:01 AM     (No. 11570248)

She´ll be found out, unfortunately. How can anybody stay anonymous with that kind of money? Anybody that knows her will likely discover she´s the winner and "poof," her anonymity is gone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hpmatt, 3/13/2018 6:14:22 AM     (No. 11570268)

Old Vern the plumber will know when she installs a Limited Edition ´Trumpian´ Guggenheim Gold Toilet that was offered for use in the White House.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: anonymous, 3/13/2018 6:36:52 AM     (No. 11570280)

She´d be well-advised to wait a while and then tell her friends and colleagues that she´s got a new job in Florida or some such. Once settled there, she should choose a very basic condo to dwell in but have a portfolio of high-priced investment property at the side.

If worse comes to worse and people start to suspect something, just tell them that your sugar daddy died and you´ve become the beneficiary of his generosity.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/13/2018 6:51:35 AM     (No. 11570291)

Good deal!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 3/13/2018 8:08:15 AM     (No. 11570353)

According to the article and my math skills, 53% of her winnings went to taxes. New Hampshire doesn´t have a state income tax, right? And the top federal tax rate for 2017 was 39.6%.

She won´t starve, but there´s no reason anyone should be taxed that heavily.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/13/2018 8:08:28 AM     (No. 11570355)

When I win the next Powerball, I´m moving to New Hampshire.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/13/2018 8:22:38 AM     (No. 11570370)

Just think, if that much money was all in one dollar bills, it would 1,234,567 lbs (I´m not kidding!). Isn´t that a bizarre number? It would take 16 tractor trailer rigs loaded to full capacity to haul it away. And it is not even 3/4 of a billion dollars- Just think of someone like Bezos or Gates with all their billions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYbob, 3/13/2018 2:01:09 PM     (No. 11570855)

I hit the brakes on the part about being able to live her life ´normally.´ It might be amazing or very different, but normal is not happening after this windfall. Even with the anonymous, for now, part.

I´d bet she will find there is more work involved with having a huge fortune than she thought possible. Parts, hopefully most parts, will be great, but the Tale of King Midas has some truth in it for her. Good luck and it is the kind of ´problem´ most of us would be happy to wrestle with.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/14/2018 12:52:07 AM     (No. 11571373)

Good for her. How much did the attorney receive?

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