She said that she accidentally left it on the floor of her sister's pickup truck, where it remained until Powerball announced the lucky numbers for the almost $700 million jackpot, the fourth-largest in US lottery history. "I played the lottery twice a week, when I had the money to do it", she said. The 51-year-old has opted to receive the lump sum option - giving her $198.1 million before taxes.
"I also plan to give to the causes and organizations important to my family through our newly established Callum Foundation", she said.
"Nobody believed me", Ms West said Monday after submitting her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in suburban Des Moines. She rifled through her purse and realized she didn't have the ticket.
There it was, on the floor of their pickup truck, a scrap piece of paper worth her share of $344 million.
West, who has been working since she was a teenager - even spending her high school days in the local corn and soybean fields - said she'll definitely use a portion of her winnings on some much-needed R&R.
Iowa Lottery officials confirmed Monday that Lerynne West was one of two winners of a $688 million jackpot drawn October 27. She has already launched a charity organization in honor of her late grandson Callum. The holder of the NY ticket has not come forward, according to the Iowa Lottery.
More than 12,000 players in SC hold tickets for prizes ranging from $4 up to $150,000, lottery officials say.
She now has six grandchildren.
"Currently, I'm retired", she said.
She is overjoyed with her winnings, she said. "I plan to make thoughtful and responsible decisions on giving to my friends, my family and setting up so that my grandchildren will all have a college education". "He was born at 24 weeks and he lived for one day", she said.
She had always dreamed of hitting it big, but never took the thought seriously.
She plans to buy a new house and replace her auto, a Ford Fiesta with 228,500 kilometres "that people have beat up". "Currently I drive a Ford Fiesta that people have just beat up when I'm not in it", West said, noting that the vehicle had 142,000 miles on it.
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