The Biggest Winner
One woman was in for the most significant moment in her life when her numbers on the lottery were drawn, and she discovered that she had won the prize. The total? $1.5 billion. She opted to take all of the money at once, meaning she eventually ended up with almost $878 million as a result.
Down To Luck
It turns out the woman’s winnings were all down to luck. She had let someone else go ahead of her in line at the store before the woman decided to let the computer pick her numbers. It wasn’t until she watched the draw that she realized everything was about to change. However, she had to find a way to remain anonymous.
The ticket was bought in South Carolina – one of the only states that allows winners to remain anonymous. She spent a long time researching how she could hide her identity before her lawyer stepped forward to announce that she would be sending a portion of her winnings to charities.
Sharing Her Wealth
The woman decided to keep the amount she had sent each charity a secret but did announce a list of the ones that she had helped. She wanted to try and raise awareness for the organizations while keeping her winnings – and herself – safe from everyone else.
The woman claimed her winnings shortly after a tornado had hit Alabama. She said that she didn’t feel right enjoying all of the money while other people out there needed some help. Her money could help thousands of people, thanks to her generosity.