giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com October 22, 2018


American woman refuses to be named after winning $712 million

07 February 2018, 01:07 | Max Haynes

A woman is being denied a lottery win for not giving her name. File pic. Source Getty Images

A woman is being denied a lottery win for not giving her name. File pic. Source Getty Images

A woman from New Hampshire is taking legal action against the state to prevent her identity becoming public after winning $560 million (£404m) in the lottery. The state allows people to form an anonymous trust, but it's a moot point for the woman as she'd already signed her name and altering the signature would nullify the ticket. After speaking to attorneys, she learned had a trustee signed the name instead, she could remain anonymous.

However, she also wants "the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the victor of a half-billion dollars".

However, under New Hampshire rules, her name must be made public in order to claim the prize. She says she was simply following the directions on the ticket and on the state lottery site. The state is holding its ground.

"Her attorney asked if she could "white out" her name in front of lottery officials and replace it with the trust, but was told any adjustment would invalidate the ticket and she'd lose $560 million", the newspaper reported.

Currently, only six states allow lottery victor to remain anonymous - Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and SC.

On one side of the case are lottery officials who say the integrity of the games depends on the public identification of its winners as a protection against fraud and malfeasance.

As US Stocks Plummet, Trump Goes Silent on Role in Markets
He has stayed silent in the face of market gyrations over the past week. "Your paychecks are going way up", Mr. And if Trump declines to release their memo, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said, they'll be proven right.


Todd Frazier, Mets Agree to 2-Year, $17M Contract
Free-agent third baseman Todd Frazier has signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets , a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. In 81 games, the White Sox slugger only managed to hit 16 home runs while driving in just 44 runs, and hitting a paltry.207.


Tsunami Warning mistakenly sent to phones
AccuWeather , a private service based in State College, Pa., said it sent out the message because of a coding error by the NWS. Apparently the National Weather Service was testing a tsunami alert, but the word test didnt make it into the final message.


In the complaint, Gordon argues that privacy is deeply important to the longtime New Hampshire resident, who wants to use the trust to give a portion of her winnings to charity while remaining "a silent witness to these good works", reports The Union Leader.

Jane Doe on January 6 purchased her winning ticket from Reed's Farm in Merrimack, New Hampshire and the winnings were available to her as of January 22. Once claimed, she could take the lump-sum cash option of just under $360 million or an annual payment over 30 years beginning with $8 million and increasing each year.

The female victor is asking to "white out her name, address, phone and signature and replace the information with that of the trust with the original ticket be preserved and sealed, and exempt from disclosure".

Sam Safa, owner of Reeds Ferry Market, said that he wins $75,000 before taxes because he owns the business that sold the winning ticket. But because of lottery rules, everyone has to know her name: her friends, her family, ex-lovers, her mailman and all her enemies.

The complaint filed references an incident in which 2009 Florida lottery victor, Abraham Shakespeare, was murdered for his $30 million, ABC News reported.



Other News

Trending Now

Colts putting 'finishing touches' on Josh McDaniels' deal
He replaces Pagano, who posted a 53-43 regular-season record over six seasons and was 3-3 in the playoffs. It's going to be a full coordinator reboot for the Patriots, but this isn't about them.

Snow to hit NE Ohio during the Super Bowl
While not much accumulation is expected today , there is a possibility of 1 to 2 inches tonight and that same amount Wednesday . It should remain as mostly all snow in those parts, although a wintry mix in some northern spots can not be ruled out.

Hong Kong court lets democracy activist Joshua Wong walk free
Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials accused the American politicians of interfering in domestic Chinese affairs. The disqualifications killed the pro-democracy lawmakers' veto powers in the legislative council.

Nets trading Tyler Zeller to Bucks
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Milwaukee Bucks will be acquiring center Tyler Zeller from the Brooklyn Nets . However, this is only Maker's second year in the National Basketball Association and just needs more time to develop.

Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads
That will continue to be the case, and the phones will still ship with many Amazon apps preinstalled. But the apps are also updated through the Play Store, so the rules should apply to any updates.

Mandhana, Goswami and Pandey give India 1-0 lead over Proteas women
In India , you can go to www.sonyliv.com for the live streaming of India vs South Africa , 3rd ODI, Cape Town . From the on-set of the RamSlam T20 Challenge, De Kock has failed to find the middle of his bat.

Immigration takes the center stage in Colts player death
The pickup's driver, a 37-year-old Indianapolis man, tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured, State Police said . Orrego-Savala was driving without a license and initially gave officers a fake name after he was caught, police said.

Poland could amend Holocaust bill, says minister
Duda has attempted to ease some of the tension by suggesting a constitutional review of the law by Poland's top court. He added that he would ask the Constitutional Tribunal for a number of clarifications about the bill.

Intel's Vaunt smart glasses beams lasers right into your eyes
Vaunt doesn't feature a camera to creep people out in public, or a glowing LCD prism screen hovering over the lenses. The folks at The Verge managed to get an exclusive first look at the Vaunt smart glasses .

Hot tea linked to esophageal cancer in smokers, drinkers
Researchers in China found a link between drinking scalding hot tea and esophageal cancer in people who smoke and drink alcohol. Even those who don't touch alcohol or cigarettes, but drink hot tea or coffee, could also be at risk, experts warned.