A 26 year old mother of four who quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s to care for one of her children who has cerebral palsy is one of the Powerball winners.
The winning jackpot was $564.1 million and when Marie Holmes of Shallotte, North Carolina realized she had the winning number she said she “thought she was going to have a heart attack.”
Two other winning tickets were sold in Texas and Puerto Rico, but those winners have not come forward yet. Holmes has the option of receiving $188 million paid over 30 years, or she can take a $127 million lump sum payment before taxes. She is working with financial advisers before claiming the prize to determine what is best for her.
With the winnings, she will set up college funds for her kids, look for a new house and donate money to her church.