A New Hampshire woman wants to remain anonymous after she won the 9.7 million jackpot with a Powerball ticket.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed a complaint last week in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket following the January 6 drawing.
"Dating a Banker Anonymous," a self-help blog for women whose relationships have gone sour with the economic downturn, states in its introduction that it is a "safe place" that is "free from the scrutiny of feminists." Of course, once you've been featured in the —-sad, beautiful group photo and all—-you're no longer free from scrutiny from anybody.
The feminist line comes as a half-serious inward jab—-like the lamentation at a halved "monthly Bergdorf’s allowance," it is a joke that reveals a deeper worry.
And yet, as I paged through the blog's entries, I had a hard time pinning down a feminist critique of the project.
Though he may have been master of the universe, his life was at the whim of market forces, over which he lacked any semblance of control.
Show me an investment banker and I’ll show you someone who hasn’t slept more than four hours in a row since he/she signed the first contract. The IB was forever forking out for pricey tickets to concerts, sporting events, even holidays, that were scuppered by work at the last minute.
The dumb ones, maybe, for following the money in the first place, for selling sleep and youth for cash-in-hand and expensive face products designed to make it look like you didn’t.
But getting your priorities wrong doesn’t necessarily make you the devil incarnate.This is part of what makes it so bizarre when bankers become the villains in our national consciousness: er, bankers? Yet within the banking catch-all, there are grades of evil too, and though bankers are bad and currently the popular choice as The Ones That Got Us Into This Mess, investment bankers are truly the devil incarnate. Then they lost it all spectacularly, overnight, and ended up on Wanted posters all across town.You’re telling me that those suit-dressing, briefcase-toting number pushers and money counters have brought about the destruction of life on the planet as we know it? Last week I dined with a friend in a similarly high-stakes, big-bucks line of work, who told me he’d finally seen the light.State lottery officials say they will proceed in accordance with state law, which says a lottery winner's name, town and prize amount are public information.'While we respect this player's desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols,' Charlie Mc Intyre, New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director, said after consulting with the state Attorney General's office A hearing is scheduled for February 21.Her attorney said she deeply values her privacy and announcing her name could lead to safety issues.'She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,' wrote attorney Steven Gordon from the Shaheen and Gordon law firm.'She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars,' New reported.'She intends to contribute a portion of her winnings to a charitable foundation so that they may do good in the world.As he pointed out, if your company feels there is a demand for a suicide task force, you have to wonder if you’re in the right line of work.