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In the complaint, Jane Doe is quoted as saying she made a "huge mistake" by putting her signature on the lucky ticket without first consulting with a lawyer. She believed she was required to sign it based on state lottery commission instructions.
After she got in touch with a lawyer, she learned she could have protected her privacy by instead jotting down the name of a trust.
Jane Doe "intends to contribute a portion of her winnings to a charitable foundation, so that they may do good in the world," Gordon wrote in the complaint.
"She wishes to be a silent witness to these good works, far from the glare and misfortune that has often fallen upon other lottery winners."
Past winners have devised creative ways to skirt the spotlight even when they have to be identified. At news conferences, some have chosen to block their faces with oversized checks or attempted to disguise themselves.
"Everyone's different. Some people will enjoy this five minutes in the spotlight," Jason Kurland, an attorney for three Connecticut wealth managers who split a $245 million Powerball prize in 2011, previously told NBC News.
"But a lot of times, winners come to me and they're petrified," Kurland said. "They don't know how to protect themselves from other people with their hands out." (Long-lost relatives and thieves alike.)
Mike Wittkowski, a lottery winner who scored $40 million in 1984, previously told NBC News he wishes he had the chance to stay anonymous.
"It's so much better for your privacy and everything else," Wittkowski said. "You get every crazy contacting you."