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$336.4M Powerball Winner Is 81-Year-Old Woman

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Louise White, right, 81 from Newport, R.I., is presented a check for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state's lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Tuesday. (AP)
Louise White, right, 81 from Newport, R.I., is presented a check for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state's lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Tuesday. (AP)

Rhode Island lottery officials said Tuesday in Cranston that Louise White had won the sixth largest jackpot in U.S. history.

The winning numbers from the Feb. 11 drawing were 1-10-37-52-57 and the Powerball was 11. The winning ticket was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Newport.

The lump sum payment will be $210 million.

The ticket price for Powerball increased from $1 to $2 in January. Rising sales nearly doubled the jackpot from $173.5 million on Feb. 1.

Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chance of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is about 1 in 175 million.

This program aired on March 6, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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