A mother who won $188 million in the Powerball jackpot claimed her prize Monday at the North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters.
Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old mother with four kids, one of whom has cerebal palsy was one of three winners in the Feb. 11 $565 million Powerball jackpot.
It was the largest jackpot won in North Carolina.
Holmes said there were seven people livinig in the same residence and the money will help her children get into the programs they need to be in.
One of the three winning tickets in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing belongs to Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old mother with four kids, one of whom has cerebal palsy.
Holmes worked at Walmart and McDonald’s but had quit to take care of her children.
When she was asked if she’s ready to deal with that much money, Holmes said, “I’m ready for it. I’m ready to embrace the change. I’m very grateful for what’s about to happen for my family.”
She said she will donate some of the money to her church and then put aside money for her children to go to college.
The other two winning tickets for Wednesday night’s Powerball were sold in Texas and Puerto Rico.