Lottery officials have identified a man who claimed half of a record $560 million ($US587.5 million) United States Powerball jackpot, putting an end to the man's hopes of remaining anonymous.
Matthew Good, who had previously been described only as a married Phoenix-area man in his 30s, was named by officials in response to public records requests.Last week he declined to participate in a news conference announcing his winning ticket, telling officials that he preferred to remain anonymous.
"We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to now have an increased ability to support our charities and causes," Good said on Friday in a statement that did not have his name.
"Obviously, this has been incredibly overwhelming and we have always cherished our privacy."
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