CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) - The identity of one of the luckiest people in Rhode Island has been revealed. 81-year-old Louise White is the $336 million PowerBall winner.
"I wanted to say that I am very happy and I'm very proud and this will make my family very happy. We are truly blessed, thank you," said Louise White during the news conference.
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Council for White said the winning ticket is being claimed by "Rainbow Sherbert Trust."
The Rhode Island Lottery made the announcement Tuesday morning at lottery headquarters in Cranston.
The winning ticket was sold at a Stop and Shop on Newport's Bellevue Ave. Saturday, Feb 11.
It's the largest jackpot in Rhode Island history, the third largest Powerball jackpot ever and the sixth largest in U.S. history.
White can decide to choose the lump sum payment of $210 million or 30 annuity payments paid out over 29 years.
The winning numbers were: 1-10-37-52-57 and Powerball 11.
It's the first jackpot win since the newly revamped $2 version of the game debuted Jan. 15.
Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chance of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is about 1 in 175 million.
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