Last month, all we knew about the winner of the 560 million dollar Powerball jackpot was that they were a person from Merrimack New Hampshire.

According to, we now know that person is a woman. She wants to stay anonymous and who could blame her? However, she signed her name on the back of the winning lottery ticket and that is presenting some problems.

This is good to know should any of us win a large sum of money (and I hope that for all of us), if you would like to remain anonymous then you must sign the ticket in the name of a trust.

I hope that "Jane Doe" is able to maintain her privacy. She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and very immersed in her community. She should be able to go about her life and stay involved without being pegged as the Powerball winner wherever she goes.