When you win the lottery, you may be tempted to remain anonymous. However, you should be aware of the rules of the lottery and how to remain anonymous. In New Hampshire, a lottery winner named Jane Doe filed a lawsuit under that name, which may result in more publicity than you intended. If you wish to remain anonymous, you should research state laws and seek the advice of trusted advisors. You may be surprised to learn that staying anonymous is not as easy as you think.
One lottery winner, Thomas Glowinski, won $7.3 million in 2000. Despite his fortune, however, he was facing serious legal trouble. His ex-wife, Lori, had filed a restraining order against him because of alleged child abuse. In addition, the lottery winner’s wife had divorced him and taken up with a new partner. In 2005, his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson, kidnapped and murdered his father-in-law. He was found dead in his truck.
After being declared a lottery winner, the prize money may be deposited in the bank account of a trust. Some lottery winners may also decide to spend their prize money on charitable causes. For example, a $35.3 million Powerball prize in 2008, fueled the creation of the female wrestling show Wrestlicious TakeDown. Unfortunately, this show did not last a season. However, it is worth noting that a recent lottery winner in the state was arrested for drunk driving.