The lucky winner of Powerball’s massive May 7th draw is Pearlie Smith. According to Pearlie, her massive win was as a result of “divine intervention.” The 70-year-old New Jersey lottery player said that 10% of her winnings will most definitely be going to God.
Pearlie Smith is from Trenton in New Jersey, USA. She won the whopping amount of $429.6 million in the Powerball draw that took place on the 7th of May 2016.
It was the day after the draw when one of her daughters by the name of Valerie Marie Arthur, got a phone call from one of her sisters. The sister on the phone was trying to tell her that Pearlie was the winner of the massive Powerball jackpot. “Stop April fooling me and get off my phone,” said Valerie.
Upon realization that she had indeed won, Pearlier convinced Valerie that it was the truth. They were all completely shocked to discover that they were the sole jackpot winners of an astronomical amount that had the whole world talking.
According to Pearlie, the family plays Powerball when the jackpots are huge, but otherwise, still enjoy playing the other lotteries available to them. The family pooled the money together for the Powerball ticket. Pearlie said it was “divine intervention” that caused her to win. Pearlie is a church pastor. Her winning Powerball numbers were:
5-25-26-44-66 and the bonus ball 9.
She bought the winning Powerball ticket from a 7-Eleven store near where she lives in Trenton. This is the latest big Powerball win in New Jersey after a lucky player won $2 million on Powerball.
Pearlie has decided to take the money as a lump sum payment of $284 million. She will be splitting this sum between her and her seven children. She has six daughters and one son. Pearlie’s daughter, Valerie, said that the Powerball win was “an affirmation of God” to help them fulfil their dreams and destinies. Another of the daughters, Katherine Nunally, can finally fund her program of mentoring young women at the church.
Valerie said, “After you pay off your student loans, the mortgages on your house, your kid's cars or whatever else, to think that you still have so much left over is just an absolute dream!”
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