The New Hampshire woman, “Jane Doe,” who risked losing her $560 million Powerball jackpot won the case to keep her anonymity. The judge gave the official ruling on Monday, March 12.
Judge Charles Temple wrote he had “no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe’s identity be revealed, she will be subject to an alarming amount of harassment, solicitation, and other unwanted communications.”
The issue first arose because Jane Doe signed her ticket after the drawing, reports Fox News. She later learned from lawyers that she could have remained anonymous had she signed it under a trust.
Her attorney, William Shaheen, said his client was overjoyed by the court’s decision:
“She was jumping up and down. She will be able to live her life normally.”
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission gave Jane $264 million (her total after taxes) last week. Jane gave $150,000 to Girls Inc. and $33,000 to three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger in the state.