The winner of the $456.7m Powerball jackpot from Pennsylvania, USA, in the draw held on Saturday March 17 has come forward. The Emerald Legacy Trust claimed the prize allowing the winning player or players to remain anonymous.
The Jackpot winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Speedway gas station in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It had the great fortune to successfully match the numbers drawn which were 22-57-59-60-66 and the Powerball 07 to win the massive jackpot. Now, over a month after the draw, the massive win has been claimed.
State Lottery laws allow players to retain their anonymity as was the case when the Moose Trust in Louisiana, USA, claimed a $55.9m Powerball jackpot won in the March 24 draw this year. A similar situation also happened this year in New Hampshire, USA, when the Good Karma Family Trust was formed to claim a $559.7m Powerball jackpot win.
Last month, state lottery spokesman Gary Miller said he wasn’t aware of any cases in Pennsylvania in which a winner had set up a trust to claim their prize. Most states, including Pennsylvania, consider the names of lottery winners to be public information. In most cases, Pennsylvania release the first and last names of winners along with the town and county, date of win and how much they won but that won’t be the case for this Powerball win.
The attorney representing the Emerald Legacy Trust gave no details about the winners of the $456.7m Powerball jackpot. He did say that the winners had chosen to remain anonymous over fears about their privacy and security.
The Emerald Legacy Trust has opted to accept the Powerball win as a one-off lump sum of $273,959,698. After tax they will receive $199,798,807.75. That’s not always the decision that is made, as Californian Vinh Nguyen chose to accept his $228.4m Powerball jackpot win as an annuity paid over 30 years.
Another big lottery winner who has chosen to remain anonymous is the lucky winner in the UK of the £121m EuroMillions jackpot in the draw held on April 24. The EuroMillions winner soon came forward to claim what is the third largest win in the UK but won’t be revealing their identity, just like the recent winner of a $10m Oz lotto prize in Australia.
National Lottery spokesman Andy Carter said: “We will now look to support the winner as they take the first steps to enjoy this incredible win.”
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