An 81-year-old Rhode Island woman won last month's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot thanks to a rainbow sherbet stop.
Louise White came forward as the winner and claimed her prize on Tuesday in Newport, Rhode Island, WPRI-TV reported.
She claimed the ticket in the name of The Rainbow Sherbert Trust. She chose the cash option and received the lump-sum payment of $210 million, the highest cash option payout ever for Powerball.
It's the third largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game and the largest jackpot ever won in Rhode Island. The state is expected to receive $14.7 million.
The winner was described by her lawyer as a regular lotto player. She bought the winning ticket at a Stop & Shop supermarket when she and her family stopped for rainbow sherbet.
Later, she watched the drawing of the numbers and wrote them down, WPRI-TV reported. She didn't check her ticket until later. White and her family members double and triple checked the matching numbers. She then signed the ticket and put it in her Bible for safekeeping.
"I am very happy and I'm very proud and this will make my family very happy and truly blessed," White said at a news conference.
by RTT Staff Writer
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