Presenting the check is (left) Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of
the New Hampshire Lottery and Debra Douglas, Chairman of New Hampshire
Lottery Commission to Attorneys William Shaheen and Steven Gordon, of
Shaheen & Gordon, who are accepting in behalf of their client
Four local nonprofits are the beneficiaries of nearly $250,000 thanks
to the winner of the recent New Hampshire Powerball Lottery. A donation
of $150,000 was made to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, and chapters of End
68 Hours of Hunger in Derry, Dover, and Nashua will each receive $33,0000.
The announcement was made during a press conference today at the New Hampshire
Lottery headquarters in Concord. The winner, who remains anonymous, claimed
her prize of nearly $560 million through the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee
Trust facilitated through the law firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.,
with firm co-founder William Shaheen serving as trustee. He attended the
press conference with firm co-founder Steven Gordon. The winning Powerball
ticket was sold at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack for the January
This winner marks the 11th Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire history.
In 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $487 million winning Powerball ticket
purchased at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond. That prize was claimed
through the Robin Egg 2016 Nominee Trust, which was created by Shaheen,
and he serves as its trustee.
“On behalf of the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust, we are pleased
to accept this Powerball prize,” said Shaheen. “We recognize
the tremendous interest this prize has generated but hope you appreciate
our client’s desire to maintain a sense of normalcy by keeping her
name confidential. What little I can say, is that she and her family have
had a longstanding commitment to their community and are thrilled to be
able to enhance their impact through targeted philanthropy for generations
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, signed the ticket following the Jan.
6 drawing, but later learned she could remain anonymous through a trust.
Shaheen and Gordon are seeking to keep the winner’s name anonymous
and are awaiting a judge’s ruling on that request.