North Carolina Powerball Winner is Single Mom of Four

Wednesday February 18th 2015

A North Carolina mom of four, one of whom suffers from cerebral palsy, revealed herself to be one of the three Powerball players to have shared the $564 million jackpot from Wednesday 11th February. Marie Holmes (26) told her local television station that she scared her kids with her loud screaming when she checked her ticket, explaining that she would use the money to go back to school and provide for the children.

Shallotte resident Holmes, who immediately went into hiding after the revelation, said that she had recently quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s to care for her family and was searching for new employment when she bought the lucky Quick Pick ticket from Scotchman store in the town. She intends to create college funds for her children with her $188 million share of the jackpot as well as pay tithes, ten percent of earnings, to her church.

The winning numbers were 11, 13, 25, 39 and 54 with Powerball 19 and Power Play 3 with the other two jackpot winning tickets being sold in Ponce, Puerto Rico and Princeton, Texas. The owners of those tickets are yet to come forward to pick up their prizes, with both having 180 days from the date of the winning draw in which to stake their claim with their local lottery. Click on the Powerball Results page to see the winning numbers from all of the recent drawings.

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth $50 million with tickets available online around the world from the Buy Tickets page or in person from official lottery retailers within the participating states and jurisdictions.

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