Associated Press Iowa victor claims huge Powerball jackpot

Associated Press Iowa victor claims huge Powerball jackpot

She and her family are organizing the Callum Foundation, named after her grandson, Callum, who was born prematurely in April and lived just a day.

The win was a shock for the single mum from Iowa, US, who struggled to persuade her three daughters and other relatives that it was for real. "They thought I was insane".

West said once she remembered to look, she couldn't find her tickets, eventually discovering she had left them on the floor of her sister's pickup truck.

"Nobody believed me", Ms West said Monday after submitting her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in suburban Des Moines.

Once she corrected the date, "It was red, red, red, red, red, jackpot, and I thought, 'I've done something wrong again, "' she said.

She worked at a health insurance organization until winning the jackpot. She bought an easy-pick Powerball ticket while they were there and she thought she put her ticket into her purse in her sister's truck but the winning ticket was misplaced for a while.

An Iowa grandmother won half the $687 million Powerball prize and she didn't even know it at first. The 51-year-old has opted to receive the lump sum option - giving her $198.1 million before taxes.

West's ticket and a ticket purchased in NY split the $687 million Powerball jackpot in the October 27 drawing.

"Once you have won, you realize the responsibility and the impact you can make, and all the frivolity goes out the window", West told reporters in a press conference on Monday morning.

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West, who retired from Welmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield after the win, says she plans to buy a new vehicle for herself and take vacations.

More than 12,000 players in SC hold tickets for prizes ranging from $4 up to $150,000, lottery officials say.

"Friday, October 26 ... was kind of special for me because I had bought my first home", West said, adding, "I was moving that day". I played the lottery twice a week when I had the money to do it.

"When you get numbers right, they show up in red", West said.

West's lucky purchase came after she had already made a big life change.

"I'm gonna buy a auto", she said. "Currently I drive a Ford Fiesta that people have just beat up when I'm not in it", West said, noting that the auto had 142,000 miles on it.

"I'm going to get a auto big enough that I can take all my grandchildren places now", she said.

"We have a board set up that will go over the requests and decide what is in the best interests of the Callum Foundation", West added.

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