Powerball lottery winner turns white

Wednesday February 16th 2011 Powerball lottery winner turns white

Georgia LotteryA lottery player from Georgia said her husband wouldn’t believe her when she claimed to have won $200,000 on the lottery – until she turned white that was. Sherry Mauldin decided to buy a Quik Pick Powerball ticket for the February 12 draw at the Publix Super Market in the town of Kathleen. The mother-of-five from Warner Robins discovered she’d managed to match the five main numbers after checking the numbers on the Georgia Lottery website, but her husband wasn’t convinced.


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"He thought I was just playing", she said. "Until I turned white!"

Mrs Mauldin, who works for a telecoms company as an account executive, told lotto organisers she plans to share the $200,000 with her husband and five children. Some of the cash will go to pay off bills, but the family is also planning a relaxing holiday to the Bahamas.

Mrs Mauldin was left shocked after matching five numbers, and no doubt it would have taken her a little longer to recover if she'd have also picked the Powerball. By matching all six numbers, she'd have scooped $83.5million.

Instead, the Powerball jackpot rolled over once again and stands at an estimated $101million ahead of tonight's draw.

Written by Peter Kirkham


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