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Court rules on New Hampshire lottery winner’s privacy request

Back in February, I wrote about the New Hampshire woman who had won a major lottery jackpot and was fighting to keep her anonymity. State law dictates that all jackpot winners must have their names published, but the anonymous woman claimed (correctly) that winners of major prizes have been subject to endless harassment, threats and a few have even been murdered. The state’s lottery commission was having none of it and insisted that if she wanted to collect the prize she would need to allow her name to be published.
In what may represent a complete shift in the way that New Hampshire handles these matters, a court has now disagreed. They’re allowing her to keep the money her attorney already collected for her and not reveal her name. (WaPo)
Judge Charles Temple on Monday granted the woman anonymity and ruled that revealing her name would be an invasion of privacy, in

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