Louise White, an 81-year-old woman from Newport, Rhode Island, has won $336 million dollars in the third largest Powerball lottery of all time. White bought the winning ticket at a local Stop And Shop and kept her winning ticket in a bible which she slept with.
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ABC News reports:
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee was present for the historic win and praised for waiting to claim her prize and getting professional help as well. “You were lucky and smart,” Chaffee said.
The jackpot win is the first since the newly revamped $2 version of the PowerBall game debuted Jan. 15, according to lottery officials.
White chose to accept the lump sum payment of $210 million, rather than the 30 annuity payments paid out over 29 years. White will pay $52.5 million in federal taxes and more than $14 million in state taxes.