81-Year-Old Woman Wins Record Lottery Jackpot

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(Reuters) – An 81-year-old Rhode Island woman came forward on Tuesday to claim a $336.4 million PowerBall prize, the third biggest jackpot in the game’s history, lottery officials said.

Louise White kept her identity secret for weeks after buying the lucky ticket at a Stop & Shop grocery store in Newport, Rhode Island. Her lucky picks won the jackpot by matching all five numbers plus the PowerBall number in a February 11 drawing.

White will take the prize home in one lump sum payment of $210 million, the highest cash jackpot ever, lottery officials said.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/sns-rt-us-lottery-winnertre82515w-20120306,0,7976915.story

One comment on “81-Year-Old Woman Wins Record Lottery Jackpot

  1. I’m happy for Louise White and her new found fortune. I know that she is old enough to use the money wisely and not spend it needlessly.

    She can now pay for all of her healthcare and tell Medicare (or Medi-not-care)to go shove it!

    None the less,GOD bless her!

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