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Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot

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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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Posted: March 7, 2012, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

Hurray!Many more blessings and congratulations to Ms. White and her family.  WTG!

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    Posted: March 7, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

    Includes video report

    Louise White, a "vivacious" 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., stepped forward today as the winner of $336.4 million, the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game.

    "I want to say that I'm very happy and I'm very proud. This will make my family very happy," she said. "We are truly blessed. Thank you."

    White took her bonanza calmly, speaking briefly and then leaving the crowded news conference for her new team of attorneys to handle.

    One of her attorneys, Jason Kurland, called her "vivacious as any octogenarian."

    The funds will go to the Rainbow Sherbert Trust, named after the dessert that she purchased last month while buying the lottery ticket. A family member had a craving for that flavor which led her to go to the store.

    A family spokesman said the winning ticket was kept in White's Bible -- which she then slept with -- until she could get to a bank and put it in a safe deposit box.

    White chose to accept the lump sum payment of $210 million, rather than the 30 annuity payments paid out over 29 years. White will pay about $52.5 million in federal taxes and $14.7 million in state taxes.

    White said in a statement that was handed out at the news conference that she was waiting that Saturday, Feb. 11, with a grocery list for someone to take her to the store. In her list was a Powerball ticket in time for the evening's drawing. She said she the person who was supposed to take her that morning "was working all day at home and couldn't get away."

    "Then around [7 p.m.] a family member wanted some rainbow sherbert to eat later, so they decided to go to the Stop N Shop," White wrote in a statement.

    "I had just finished making a sandwich and was asked if I wanted anything at the store and I said emphatically, 'I can't believe you asked me if I want you to get me something. NO, I don't want you to get me something,'" she wrote in the statement, "I want to go with you!"

    After buying the tickets, White said she was at home later that evening listening to the news "while the family enjoyed the rainbow sherbert."

    She listened to news and copied down the winning numbers, but didn't check her tickets until later. When she realized she had the matching numbers, she yelled, "Is anybody awake? I want you to come look at something."

    She said she and her family were in disbelief, checking the lottery website, then re-starting the computer and checking it again.

    "We hugged each other and jumped up and down screaming!!," she wrote. "Then I was told to 'Sign it quick!!'"

    "We're excited, very blessed and will determine in the coming months how we'll spend the money, but we know we'll always have rainbow sherbert," she wrote.

    The sherbert and the ticket was sold from Stop & Shop at 250 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, R.I. for $3, among the three quickpick tickets she bought.

    A spokeswoman for Stop & Shop had said before today's announcement that White's family are "frequent" and "valued" customers at the store.

    "We're very pleased to be part of the history," Suzi Robinson said before the announcement.

    Robinson said White's son, LeRoy White, 63, of Newport is "well known in the community." LeRoy White, a musician, lives about a mile away from the grocery store. Her attorneys said she was from Newport though public records show she at one time lived in the town of Middletown, about five miles away.

    In Louise White's Facebook profile page, she lists Verizon Wireless under the "Employers" category.

    Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee was present for the historic win and praised for waiting to claim her prize and getting professional help as well. "You were lucky and smart," Chaffee said.

    The jackpot win is the first since the newly revamped $2 version of the PowerBall game debuted Jan. 15, according to lottery officials.

    While the chances of winning the lottery are slim, there are ways to increase your chances, says Richard Lustig, a seven time lottery winner in Florida who has earned more than $1 million.

    In "Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery," Lustig shares the strategy he calls "the winning lottery method."

    "[Playing the lotto is] like any investment. You have to invest money to get something out of it," says Lustig, 59, a former singer and drummer from Florida.

    "Most people buy a $1 ticket and win $10 and they put the $10 in their pocket," says Lustig. Those people are playing the game wrong. Instead, he says, if you win $10, then you should buy $11 worth of tickets because "if you lose, you only lost a $1."

    The process earned him $98,000 after he played the Fantasy 5 game in Florida. The first prize he took home was in 1992, for $10,000.

    "I use lottery money all the time to buy more tickets," Lustig said in 2010.

    His biggest prize was more than $842,000 in 2002.

    http://media.lpimg.com/2012030601.mp4

    Thats the largest jackpot won by a color person. Well congratulation. Its good to know color people can big 2


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      Posted: March 7, 2012, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

      Includes video report

      Louise White, a "vivacious" 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., stepped forward today as the winner of $336.4 million, the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game.

      "I want to say that I'm very happy and I'm very proud. This will make my family very happy," she said. "We are truly blessed. Thank you."

      White took her bonanza calmly, speaking briefly and then leaving the crowded news conference for her new team of attorneys to handle.

      One of her attorneys, Jason Kurland, called her "vivacious as any octogenarian."

      The funds will go to the Rainbow Sherbert Trust, named after the dessert that she purchased last month while buying the lottery ticket. A family member had a craving for that flavor which led her to go to the store.

      A family spokesman said the winning ticket was kept in White's Bible -- which she then slept with -- until she could get to a bank and put it in a safe deposit box.

      White chose to accept the lump sum payment of $210 million, rather than the 30 annuity payments paid out over 29 years. White will pay about $52.5 million in federal taxes and $14.7 million in state taxes.

      White said in a statement that was handed out at the news conference that she was waiting that Saturday, Feb. 11, with a grocery list for someone to take her to the store. In her list was a Powerball ticket in time for the evening's drawing. She said she the person who was supposed to take her that morning "was working all day at home and couldn't get away."

      "Then around [7 p.m.] a family member wanted some rainbow sherbert to eat later, so they decided to go to the Stop N Shop," White wrote in a statement.

      "I had just finished making a sandwich and was asked if I wanted anything at the store and I said emphatically, 'I can't believe you asked me if I want you to get me something. NO, I don't want you to get me something,'" she wrote in the statement, "I want to go with you!"

      After buying the tickets, White said she was at home later that evening listening to the news "while the family enjoyed the rainbow sherbert."

      She listened to news and copied down the winning numbers, but didn't check her tickets until later. When she realized she had the matching numbers, she yelled, "Is anybody awake? I want you to come look at something."

      She said she and her family were in disbelief, checking the lottery website, then re-starting the computer and checking it again.

      "We hugged each other and jumped up and down screaming!!," she wrote. "Then I was told to 'Sign it quick!!'"

      "We're excited, very blessed and will determine in the coming months how we'll spend the money, but we know we'll always have rainbow sherbert," she wrote.

      The sherbert and the ticket was sold from Stop & Shop at 250 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, R.I. for $3, among the three quickpick tickets she bought.

      A spokeswoman for Stop & Shop had said before today's announcement that White's family are "frequent" and "valued" customers at the store.

      "We're very pleased to be part of the history," Suzi Robinson said before the announcement.

      Robinson said White's son, LeRoy White, 63, of Newport is "well known in the community." LeRoy White, a musician, lives about a mile away from the grocery store. Her attorneys said she was from Newport though public records show she at one time lived in the town of Middletown, about five miles away.

      In Louise White's Facebook profile page, she lists Verizon Wireless under the "Employers" category.

      Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee was present for the historic win and praised for waiting to claim her prize and getting professional help as well. "You were lucky and smart," Chaffee said.

      The jackpot win is the first since the newly revamped $2 version of the PowerBall game debuted Jan. 15, according to lottery officials.

      While the chances of winning the lottery are slim, there are ways to increase your chances, says Richard Lustig, a seven time lottery winner in Florida who has earned more than $1 million.

      In "Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery," Lustig shares the strategy he calls "the winning lottery method."

      "[Playing the lotto is] like any investment. You have to invest money to get something out of it," says Lustig, 59, a former singer and drummer from Florida.

      "Most people buy a $1 ticket and win $10 and they put the $10 in their pocket," says Lustig. Those people are playing the game wrong. Instead, he says, if you win $10, then you should buy $11 worth of tickets because "if you lose, you only lost a $1."

      The process earned him $98,000 after he played the Fantasy 5 game in Florida. The first prize he took home was in 1992, for $10,000.

      "I use lottery money all the time to buy more tickets," Lustig said in 2010.

      His biggest prize was more than $842,000 in 2002.

      http://media.lpimg.com/2012030601.mp4

      Its good to know black people can win big like that. I thought it was only white people who won large jackpot. before.

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        Posted: March 7, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

        Its good to know black people can win big like that. I thought it was only white people who won large jackpot. before.

        Pssst Luke ????   <whispering>...you may want to research the last person from GA that won the latest Megamillions jackpot, better yet look at 2 or the lat 4 winners of the MM jackpots.  Also take a gander at the last person person from GA(in Sept 2011) that won that jackpot......Using race in a statement of a winner is somewhat gormless  No No.... I am glad that resident of the USA won Patriot....best of luck if you played for tonight's jackpot. Hope you do well

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          Posted: March 7, 2012, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

          Almost all people of color have some white arse relatives in their families some where, but they probably know them if they are within two generations of of them.

          And white people don't have black in thier families? Every white family is pure? In America?!

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            Posted: March 8, 2012, 12:30 am - IP Logged

            And Rhode Island wins again tonight!

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              Posted: March 8, 2012, 12:58 am - IP Logged

              And Rhode Island wins again tonight!

              Woooooo hoooooooo!

              I hope it was a rich Wall Street Investment Banker who doesn't really need it!

              And I hope he picks it up while wearing a Silk Smoking Jacket with matching ascot while smoking a pipe and yelling at his chauffer for not bowing when he opened the door for him.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               


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                Posted: March 8, 2012, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                Wouldn't it be cool if Louise White played and won again! Back to back wins....what are the odds?, or maybe I shouldn't be asking, less

                that turns into another long winded thread about "weak Powerball odds"    Roll Eyes

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                  Posted: March 8, 2012, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                  And Rhode Island wins again tonight!

                  I was just about post that.Frown

                  I'm hoping I win Friday's Mega Million's 148 jackpot! Bed

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                    Posted: March 8, 2012, 1:18 am - IP Logged

                    It comes out to a little over $142 million. That's a insane amount to money to fall in your lap. Whats the point of a trust if you're gonna go public with your win?

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                      Posted: March 8, 2012, 2:13 am - IP Logged

                      It comes out to a little over $142 million. That's a insane amount to money to fall in your lap. Whats the point of a trust if you're gonna go public with your win?

                      What's the point of a trust anyway? It only puts a lawyer between you and your money.

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                        It comes out to a little over $142 million. That's a insane amount to money to fall in your lap. Whats the point of a trust if you're gonna go public with your win?

                        You should ask that question of a lawyer who specializes in trusts, I'm sure a trust has other benefits than hiding from the public.

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                          Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:00 am - IP Logged

                          And Rhode Island wins again tonight!

                          What are the odds of that? Oh, wait......they are still only 1 in 175,223,510.00.

                           

                          But seriously, if Mz. White wins again...........Eek

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                            Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                            Thats the largest jackpot won by a color person. Well congratulation. Its good to know color people can big 2

                            colored people.wtf? are we in 1920. wowwwwwwww.u are a retard. now off to school on your short bus.

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                              Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:45 am - IP Logged

                              colored people.wtf? are we in 1920. wowwwwwwww.u are a retard. now off to school on your short bus.

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