Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
The mystery woman in possession of the winning $560 million Powerball ticket purchased last month in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is highly stressed and is preparing to have security guards in place should her name be revealed, according to her lawyers.
She doesn't want to be a celebrity, said William Shaheen of Shaheen and Gordon law firm. Shaheen said his client, who has filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission seeking to keep her identity a secret even though she signed t ...
Feb 14, 2018, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery Commission wants Powerball winner's lawsuit dismissed, citing Right-to-Know Law
The New Hampshire lottery commission is asking a judge to dismiss a recent lawsuit brought forward by a local woman claiming to own the winning $560 million Powerball ticket and fighting to remain anonymous.
Petitioner's desire for normalcy and anonymity is substantially outweighed by the public's right to transparency in the operation of lottery games, wrote Assistant Attorney General John Conforti.
According to the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the lottery commission believes i ...
Feb 13, 2018, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
NH Powerball lottery winner sues for anonymity
A New Hampshire woman who hit this month's $560 million Powerball jackpot asked a judge Monday to keep her identity secret.
Represented by the law firm Shaheen Gordon in Concord, the winner of the Jan. 6 lottery drawing says her privacy is at risk because of a huge mistake.
Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the winner says she wrote out her name on the back of the ticket she bought from Reed's Ferry Market in a panic to secure it.
Though she had merely been following the directions ...
Feb 2, 2018, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum
One lottery ticket from New Hampshire wins $559.7 million Powerball jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One Powerball ticket holder in New Hampshire is the winner of the $559.7 million jackpot prize, the 8th-largest in US lottery history.
The winning numbers, drawn Saturday night, were 12, 29, 30, 33, and 61, with Powerball number 26. The Power Play number was 3.
The owner of the winning ticket can choose the annuity option in which 30 payments are made over 29 years, with each annual payment increasing over time. Most, however, choose the cash option. In this case, take- ...
Jan 7, 2018, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
Keno in New Hampshire starts today
37 locations in initial rollout; more to be added
By Todd Northrop
The popular quick-draw style Keno lottery game can be officially played in New Hampshire, as of Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
Seven cities out of the state's 13 can now have Keno 603 at designated bars and restaurants.
That includes Manchester, Nashua, Laconia, Berlin, Franklin, Somersworth, and Claremont.
Franklin, the first to approve Keno games within its city limits, will be rolling out some of the first action. A tot ...
Dec 15, 2017, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
Alabama gambling council hears from state lottery executives
The president of Louisiana's lottery said Alabama should be careful in how it drafts lottery legislation and cautioned against defining the game too narrowly.
Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre spoke to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's advisory council on gaming yesterday.
Both states have long-established lotteries that provide money for public education.
To establish a lottery in Alabama, the Legislature would have to pas ...
Dec 2, 2016, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
NH family claims $487 million Powerball jackpot, wants 'to do great things'
Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do great things with their newfound wealth.
Attorneys for the family's new trust claimed the prize at a news conference after weeks of suspense about the identity of the winner of the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot. The winning ticket for the July 30 drawing was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, a town of about 10,000 re ...
Sep 12, 2016, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery says winner of $487M Powerball jackpot to claim prize Monday
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.
The lottery said Friday that attorneys for the winner are planning to come forward Monday and will announce the winner's philanthropic plans for the money. It's not clear if the winner will make an appearance.
It was the eighth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. The lump sum option is worth $330.6 million.
The winning ticket was sold at a Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond for the ...
Sep 9, 2016, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum
N.H. supermarket donates lottery commission to charity
A New Hampshire grocery store that sold a mammoth winning Powerball ticket announced Tuesday that it is donating its commission to local charities that work with children or hunger.
A ticket that won a jackpot of $487 million was sold at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond, N.H., in late July, Hannaford said in a statement. A month later, the winner of New Hampshire's all time largest Powerball jackpot has yet to claim the prize.
The supermarket was due a $75,000 commission because of the ...
Sep 1, 2016, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lawyers contact N.H. Lottery about $487 million jackpot
July's half-billion dollar Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire has yet to come forward, but the New Hampshire Lottery said it has heard several times from lawyers who may represent the lucky ticket-holder.
The $487 million prize was the eighth-largest jackpot in U.S. history and the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot.
Lawyers have contacted the lottery several times since the jackpot, according to New Hampshire Lottery spokeswoman Maura McCann.
They wanted to know what the process e ...
Aug 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum