Louise White, 81, of Newport, R.I., is the winner of the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game-$336.4 million, reports AP.
White came forward Tuesday accepting the money on behalf of the Rainbow Sherbert Trust.
White’s $3 ticket was the only ticket that matched all 6 numbers: 1-10-37-52-57 and Powerball 11. It was sold at the Stop & Shop supermarket in Newport.
“I want to say that I’m very happy and I’m very proud. This will make my family very happy,” White said at a news conference. “We are truly blessed. Thank you.”
Her lawyers called her a “vivacious octogenarian.” The Rainbow Sherbert Trust is named after the dessert she purchased while buying the winning ticket. White said it is her son’s favorite dessert.
White chose to accept the lump sum payment of $210 million, rather than the 30 payments paid out over 29 years. She will pay $52.5 million in federal taxes and more than $14 million in state taxes.
Rhode Island lottery officials said White’s haul is the sixth largest among all lotteries in the United States. Her chances of hitting the PowerBall were 1 in 175 million.
The ticket price increased from $1 to $2 last month; it is $3 with the PowerPlay option.