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Jane Doe Wins Lottery: $560 Million – won’t reveal identity

After winning an astonishing $560 Million Powerball jackpot, “Jane Doe”, as she’s being called by the papers, is now the subject of intense stress as she refuses to give up her anonymity.It’s the classic “It could never happen to me” scenario: all of a sudden, the lottery ticket you bought at the convenience store on the way home from work is a multi-million dollar winner and you, in turn, are about to become a multi-millionaire.

Unfortunately, winning the lottery and never having to worry about your finances again brings a whole new obstacle into your life – people from all parts of your past begin contacting you out of the blue to “see how you’re doing”.

Jane Doe Wins Lottery: $560 Million – won’t reveal identity

This is the situation a New Hampshire woman currently finds herself in. After winning an astonishing $560 Million Powerball jackpot, “Jane Doe”, as she’s being called by the papers, is now the subject of intense stress as she refuses to give up her anonymity. The problem is, New Hampshire officials cannot legally award her winnings unless she reveals her identity.

For obvious reasons, Jane Doe refuses to give up her anonymity. After winning the the seventh largest jackpot in United States history, she’s bound to have people contacting her all day every day just to try to get a piece of her winnings.

New Hampshire, along with other states, will however allow you to have the winnings claimed by a trust – a statement within their policy that allows the trust sign the winning ticket, claim the winnings and “be the public face of the winner”, allowing the individual to keep their identity anonymous. Here’s the catch: to claim the winnings, the winning ticket must be signed – a signed ticket means your name is going to come out. Of course, you can speak to a lawyer prior to signing the winning ticket to set up and trust, but in most people’s excitement and haste, they follow the simple instructions on the website to sign the ticket, as is the case with Jane Doe. Had she contacted a lawyer to set up a trust before signing the ticket, she’d be eligible to go that route.

People want to help keep Jane Doe private, if she’ll help them

There are reports of many people offering to legally change their name to match Jane Doe’s identity in order to claim the winnings for her, allowing her remain anonymous. Reportedly, a homeless mother in North Carolina offered to turn in Jane Doe’s winning ticket in exchange for a six-bedroom house, a used car and a small trust for each of her children.

These requests from the public are being made through her lawyer, as she still remains to be named.

The winner’s lawyers have explained that they wish to keep their client’s real name private to protect her from “violence, threats, harassment, scams and constant unwanted solicitation” that have followed other previous lottery winners.

Why Jane Doe and Vanessa Trump Need DeleteMe

These days, your personal information is everywhere online. It’s constantly being collected, packaged and sold to marketing companies or other data brokers every time you use the internet or make a purchase using a credit card.

On top of that, these data brokers make it extremely easy for the public to find you online with a simple Google search. Anyone from Jane Doe’s past could look her up on Spokeo, White Pages or Been Verified using Google and find her current address, possible aliases, age, information about family members, education history, phone numbers email addresses, value of her home, etc.

Don’t think it’s easy to find “important people” online? Did you hear about Vanessa Trump (President Trump’s daughter-in-law)? She received a letter to her home address which contained a suspicious white powder and rushed to the hospital as a precaution. The substance was believed to be cornstarch, and was simply someone’s sick idea of a practical joke. It’s almost guaranteed that whoever sent the letter found Vanessa Trump’s address online using a people search website like, or

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