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Mystery NH Powerball lottery winner gets her prize, keeps her privacy — for now

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An Ohio Lottery winner was robbed and killed too, but it wasn't because they saw his name in the paper or on the website. It's difficult to say if it was lottery publicity from Abraham Shakespeare winning the jackpot death or from the Michael Ford law suit.

The KY Lottery posts the first names and city of all Online winners over $100. I don't buy MM or PB Online so I if that is a problem, I won't have it.

About Abraham Lee Shakespeare. Dee Dee Moore talked to the real estate agent who sold Abraham his home. 

 I agree that the Michael Ford lawsuit may have also been a factor in this case. Michael Ford asked Abraham for a few hundred dollars before he sued him. If it was me I might have given Ford the money. That would have saved Abraham the lawyer fees. 

 RIP Abraham 

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    I'm happy she got her money but I guess all that money still isn't giving her what she wants yet. Most people think that winning the lottery is the answer to all their problems. I guess a well thought out plan if you won really makes a difference between a lot of aggravation or getting to make your dreams come true.Even finding a good lawyer is hard to do. I wish her the best.

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      Denying anonymity to winners has nothing to do with transparency. As discussed before, an outside reputable firm can audit the winners to ensure everything is above board. 

      Why the states fight it is because flashing people's names on thousands of computer screens in each state, in 3 inch block letters for years, is free advertising for the lotteries.  And they do this for years. It might be different if they released the winner's name to the msm and made it public to inquiries and that was it. 

      I dont see where in the regulations/laws that is legal. I'd love to see it channeled on those grounds.  Cussing Face

      Yes I Agree!. I * think it would serve all parties if people requested the name of the winner from the State lottery, by them emailing it to these inquisitive folks in private. You the winner, must be alerted by email, the name/ names of the individuals who requested this information. You want to know about me, l would like to know about you! Why?  Because if you the requester “ go overboard “ l will like to have my attorney go after you.Especially if you spew damaging & dishonest information about me.

      * All is fair in love and war, they say.

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        About Abraham Lee Shakespeare. Dee Dee Moore talked to the real estate agent who sold Abraham his home. 

         I agree that the Michael Ford lawsuit may have also been a factor in this case. Michael Ford asked Abraham for a few hundred dollars before he sued him. If it was me I might have given Ford the money. That would have saved Abraham the lawyer fees. 

         RIP Abraham 

        Moore approached Shakespeare about writing a book after the Ford lawsuit. The regular posters on LP probably know the names and states of more jackpot winners than the average player, but without follow-up stories, we quickly forget about them.

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          Yes I Agree!. I * think it would serve all parties if people requested the name of the winner from the State lottery, by them emailing it to these inquisitive folks in private. You the winner, must be alerted by email, the name/ names of the individuals who requested this information. You want to know about me, l would like to know about you! Why?  Because if you the requester “ go overboard “ l will like to have my attorney go after you.Especially if you spew damaging & dishonest information about me.

          * All is fair in love and war, they say.

          IMO, if they must by law release the winners' names, wait at least a month just to be safe.

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            IMO, if they must by law release the winners' names, wait at least a month just to be safe.

            If l won, l do not expect to claim immediately, l want to stew a little, before coming to a boil.Hopefully the jackpot can build up to a reasonable point where, when l do claim players thoughts are elsewhere. Its those who claim right after the jackpot is won & those who wait a good 4-6 months that draws the attention of the " l wonder who won"  bunch.l want to be right there in the middle when l claim, right at the sweet spot. Open Sesame!

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              Very nice, it seems like this very fortunate woman was able to keep here identity in today's latest ruling in her case. The judge ruled that only her hometown would be released (Merrimack, N.H) but hopefully she is still able to stay safe. I know she made a huge mistake but Im grateful that she was given a lucky break. Im pretty sure someone will post a article about it in the next few hrs anyways for those who want to read more into the case. Take care folks!!

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                I just read she can remain anonymous! Good for her! She also educated the public on what to do if you won the lottery which is good for future winners.

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                  Come on Stack47.  I just looked up an on line winner from KY...full First and last name from Saylersville...$50K! I will give them credit to make it a few clicks to find out the information, but there it is.  Her name is Jessica Ballard.  Others are there too for yours or anyone else perusal.

                  I was talking about "Online wagering",instant games wins over $100 and not the start page that shows the bigger wins. They show the larger drawn game prize winners too.