Sunday 23 July 2017

Teacher collects $49.9m lotto win

Ending nearly two weeks of suspense, a 64-year-old substitute teacher and single parent from Arizona claimed a $95.3m Powerball jackpot.

Sheila Verke presented the single-winning ticket to lottery officials in Phoenix on Monday. She opted to take a lump sum payment of $49.9m, saying she plans to buy a recreational vehicle and travel the country.

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