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John Bacon, #USA TODAY
The mysterious New Hampshire woman who won a $559.9 million Powerball jackpot in January will donate up to $50 million of her winnings to charity, her lawyer says.
Lawyer William Shaheen is challenging the state's contention that the woman's name must be made public, but a judge cleared the way for the payment while the privacy case is litigated. Thus Shaheen picked up his client's winnings, a $352 million lump-sum payout, in ceremonies Wednesday.
New Hampshire Lottery executive director Charles McIntyre, left, and Bill Shaheen of Shaheen and Gordon law firm answer questions concerning the woman who wants to remain anonymous after winning the Powerball jackpot at Lottery headquarters in Concord, New Hampshire on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Geoff Forester, AP
Shaheen also spent some of the money, immediately handing out four checks totaling $249,000 to local branches of national charities Girls Inc. and End 68 Hours of Hunger. “She knows there are so many charities that do good work and need money, but we want to start with these two," Shaheen said. "She believes that if we raise good children we will have a good country." #winner #powerball #powerballwinner