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Here’s why a $560-million Powerball winner doesn’t want anyone to know her name

By Shawn M. Carter

A woman in New Hampshire says she’s the winner of a $559.7 million Powerball ticket, but she hasn’t cashed in yet because she doesn’t want to reveal her identity. That kind of thinking makes sense to Nick Holeman, a certified financial planner at Betterment.

While winning the lottery can be a life-changing event, it can also come with challenges, he says, so he advises anyone holding a winning ticket to try to stick to some ground rules — like, to the extent possible, remain quiet about it.

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This article originally published February 6th, 2018 on CNBC