Powerball Winner To Argue For Anonymity In Court Today

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NASHUA, NH (WBZ-AM/24/7 News Source) -- A lottery jackpot winner looking for anonymity may be out of luck.

Lawyers for the winner of the $560-Million-Dollar Powerball jackpot will argue in Hillsborough Supreme court on Wednesday.  

They say their client should be able to stay anonymous.  

Lawyers say the woman signed the back of her winning ticket at the direction of state lottery officials, not knowing it gave them permission to release her name.  

The New Hampshire's Lottery commission says -- it will ask the court to dismiss the complaint from the Powerball Winner -- arguing that releasing her name and address to the public is required by state law to ensure transparency and a bona fide participant winner.

Democratic state Senator Kevin Cavanaugh told WMUR-TV the situation has inspired him to introduce a new bill to protect lottery winners' privacy.

Lawyers will appear before a judge in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua at 10:30 A.M. 

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