New Hampshire Lottery Will Not Appeal Powerball Ruling


CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Lottery will not ask Hillsboro Superior Court to reconsider findings or file an appeal in the Jane Doe v. New Hampshire Lottery Commission case, which allows for a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball winner to maintain her anonymity.

The New Hampshire Lottery issued the following statement:

"We respect the Court's decision and are satisfied to have a resolution. We are pleased that our winner has claimed her prize money and that she has already shared a substantial amount of her winnings with New Hampshire nonprofit organizations-and has indicated plans for future donations. It is gratifying and humbling to see her commitment to the Granite State. We wish her and her family all the best."

"We never want to be in an adversarial position with our players but we take our obligation to uphold the laws set forth by the New Hampshire Legislature seriously. Rather than appealing this ruling, we believe this matter should be taken up by the Legislature if it believes changes are in order."

"As the first state-run lottery in the country, the New Hampshire Lottery is proud to offer players fun, exciting and innovative games and we are proud of our track record of winning. Since we began offering Powerball, we have awarded 11 jackpot winners, including two record-setting jackpot winners in the last year and a half, and we look forward to having many, many more winners in the years to come, along with continuing our commitment to funding education in the Granite State."

New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 billion to date.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.