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Powerball jackpot winner Marie Holmes is a North Carolina single mother with four kids


Marie Holmes, a North Carolina single mother with four children, including one with cerebral palsy, has come forward to claim her part of a $564 million Powerball jackpot.

Marie Holmes, 26, bought one of three winning tickets, and will take a $188 million lump sum payment.

She bought 10 tickets for the draw earlier in February.

She was “screaming and jumping” when she heard, she told reporters on February 23 and the best part of winning was being able to provide for her children.Marie Holmes win Powerball jackpot

Marie Holmes also plans to give to her church, travel, finish her university degree and buy her mother a house.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunities this has created for my family,” she said a press conference where she was presented with a cheque.

Marie Holmes said when she realized she had the winning numbers she started “screaming and jumping around”.

“I said to my kids, <<You just don’t understand what this means>>.”

Two other winning tickets for the Powerball drawing were bought in Puerto Rico and Texas.

The Puerto Rico winner has decided to stay anonymous while no-one has come forward in Texas.

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