The jobless father is receiving a $5 million windfall from a scratch off ticket bought in April. The New York State Lottery requires winners to take part in press conferences. But, the Norwood resident wishes to keep news of his winnings private.
The man’s lawyer has stated that his client worries for his safety. News of the prize money could motivate family members and neighbors to seek a handout.
This concern is not without precedent. A New Hampshire woman sued and won the right to remain anonymous after winning a Powerball prize.
The anonymous father plans to use his winnings to buy a house and take care of his daughter.