Woman Refuses Powerball JackpotFebruary 15th 2018 11:39
A woman in New Hampshire, USA is refusing to collect her Powerball winnings from the January draw because she wants to remain anonymous, but the rules of the competition state that she has already agreed to waive her rights to anonymity if she is to collect her winnings. She has now taken her case to court in order to receive her winnings while the argument for anonymity is heard. According to her lawyer, William Shaheen, “There really isn’t any justification to hold up the money, she is the winner and we have the winning ticket”.
‘Jane Doe’, as she is known in the case, may have a fight on her hands because New Hampshire Lottery rules require all players to sign the back of their tickets immediately to verify the ticket in case of a win, which is exactly what she did. Unfortunately, this means that she agreed in principle to the rule that states all winners must identify themselves on the collection of their winnings, which she is now not prepared to do.
The legal team for ‘Jane Doe’ state that massive lottery winners often become “victims of violence, threats, harassment, scams and unwanted solicitation”, and that ‘Doe’ is petrified of this happening in her life after such a huge win. The case continues.
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Written by Chris Brown