Powerball Winner Steps Forward

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:32pm

81-year-old Rhode Island woman claims $336.4 million prize.

81-year-old Louise White of Newport, Rhode Island had her Powerball jackpot check made out to the "Rainbow Sherbet Trust" because a craving led her to a local stop and shop.

It's there she bought the sherbet and her winning Powerball ticket.

"I'm very happy and very proud, this will make my family truly happy, we are very blessed," she said Tuesday.

That's all the woman of few words would say at the news conference in Cranston, leaving specifics to her attorneys who say she bought the ticket hours before the drawing February 11th, and reacted predictably after it.

"In the house it was my understanding that they were all jumping for joy," said attorney Greg Fater.

White then socked away the winner in the safest place she knew, her Bible.

It's the third largest Powerball jackpot in history.

White has chosen to take a lump sum of $210 million.

Her odds at winning were one in 175-million.
 

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