Meet Iowa’s Luckiest Person
Iowa's lottery winner has come forward.
The Powerball jackpot on Saturday, October 27th was around $688 million. It was a shared win by a native Iowan and a person from New York.
The winner from Iowa was announced Monday has 51-year-old Lerynne West of Redfield. West opted for the cash option which gives her $198.1 million minus all the taxes. West is a grandmother who retired from her job last week after scoring the winning Powerball jackpot. West worked for a health insurance company. She overcame odds of 292.2 million to 1 odds to win the money. She said she had dreamed of winning the jackpot but, "once you have won, you realize the responsibility and the impact you can make, and all the frivolity goes out the window."
West is clearly Iowa's luckiest resident.