"One possible reason for this is that our two most recent multi-million-dollar jackpot winners were both women - a Panamanian woman won US$30 million in Florida through us, for example".
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission handed over $264 million - the amount left after taxes were deducted - to the woman's lawyers.
A state court judge is still determining whether to allow the victor to keep her name out of the public record.
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"My client doesn't want any accolades". The judge who is weighing whether her privacy interests outweigh the state's lottery rules ruled that the prize money could be awarded while he considers the case, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. "She just wants to do good things".
She is donating $150,000 to Girls Inc., an organization that provides "thousands of girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face", and $33,000 each to three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger, a not-for profit group that battles hunger students experience outside the free meals provided during school. "While we don't know the winner's identity, we do know that her heart is in the right place". "She wishes to remain in New Hampshire and give back to the state and community that has given so much to her". But at theLotter we also refrain from publishing surnames of winners if those winners prefer to remain anonymous.
State officials say altering the ticket will make it invalid. She is still going to work and has bodyguards she can call should her identity suddenly become public.
And there are numerous examples of people who've tried to swindle lottery winners out of their newly acquired cash - or take the money by force.