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If the Gaming Commission doesn't change its mind, then the man said he will sue to keep his identity secret, the Post reported.
Once he collects his winnings he wants to do something for his mother, who raised him as a single mother and who worked two jobs at fast food restaurants to pay the bills. He plans to buy a house for his mother and a second one for him and his brother to share. He also has a 4-year-old daughter for whom he will save some of his winnings. The man also says he'll invest $1 million, the Post reported.
A lawyer who specializes in the lottery says the man’s case against the Game Commission may not be as easily won as it sounds.
"I think it is a heavy lift," Jason Kurland told the Daily News. "But sometimes the lottery commission will work with you. If they determine his life is in jeopardy, they have the flexibility to revise their regulations. But it is very difficult."
But it can happen.
Earlier this year, a judge in New Hampshire ruled that the winner of a $560 million Powerball jackpot could stay anonymous, ABC News reported.