"One possible reason for this is that our two most recent multi-million-dollar jackpot winners were both women - a Panamanian woman won US$30 million in Florida through us, for example".
The announcement was made during a press conference today at the New Hampshire Lottery headquarters in Concord.
Lottery victor in New Hampshire fights for her right to remain anonymous; Molly Line reports from New Hampshire.
Meanwhile this week, U.S. news outlets reported on "Jane Doe", the victor of the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
A state court judge is still determining whether to allow the victor to keep her name out of the public record.
A New Hampshire judge ruled February 17 that the jackpot money can go into a temporary trust while the court decides if it will allow the woman to "maintain her privacy and to have the trustee of a designated trust be the public face of the winning ticket".
We get it, you're having Powerball victor guilt.
"She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member", the woman's attorney wrote in court documents.
The woman won the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the multistate Powerball lottery drawing in early January but began her legal odyssey when she signed her winning ticket with her own name, which would make her identity a matter of public record.
According to "lottery lawyer" Jason Kurland, only six USA states now allow lottery winners to remain anonymous: Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, South Carolina and Ohio.
"There are countless stories of other lottery winners who have suffered significantly after receiving their money, many of which could have been avoided if the winners' identities had not been published", the lawsuit states.