NH Lottery Says Public Has Right To Know Big Cash Winners
The NH State Lottery Commission has basically said "sorrow" to the woman who won a $560 million Powerball jackpot and filed suit to remain anonymous. They would like the suit dropped.
In an article published in the Unionleader:
“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.
The public's right to know? Really?!
How can that argument hold any water? Is it really anybody's business?
As I posted last week, there are numerous reasons that a winner shouldn't be forced to identify themselves. Not the least of which the possible harm and crime that might occur them.
Until this all works itself out, be careful before you sign any lottery ticket you purchase.