Some lottery winners can remain anonymous in certain states, keeping their identities hidden even after winning large jackpots. 

Currently, 18 states in the United States allow winners to claim prizes anonymously. 

In 2022, the winners of a Mega Millions jackpot in Illinois chose to remain anonymous under state law. 

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These states have varying requirements for anonymity, including different prize thresholds. 

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Examples of states where anonymity is allowed include Arizona (prizes over $100,000), Delaware (any prize), and Texas (prizes over $1 million). 

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The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was $2.04 billion in California in November 2022. 

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The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are very slim, with a one in 292,201,338 chance. 

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To play Powerball, tickets cost $2, and players must match five white balls and one red Powerball to win the jackpot. 

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It's essential to check the specific rules and regulations in your state when claiming a lottery prize. 

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Anonymity provides privacy and security to some lottery winners, allowing them to enjoy their newfound wealth without public attention.