Powerball Winner Will Get Money While Fight to Remain Anonymous Continues

Feb 16, 2018

The winning Powerball number in N.H. on Jan. 6, 2018.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission says it will allow the lottery winner who wants to remain anonymous to start collecting some of her $560 million jackpot, while she awaits a court’s ruling on whether her identity is a matter of public record.


In a motion filed Thursday, the lottery commission said it would allow the woman to designate a trust that could collect the money on her behalf — as long as someone brings her winning ticket, photo ID and social security number to a secure location so state officials can make sure she’s eligible. 


The commission said the terms of this proposed agreement, which still has to be approved by a judge, shouldn’t influence the court’s decision on whether or not the woman’s name is subject to the Right-to-Know law.