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Lerynne West, a full-time worker and single mom with three daughters, is the co-winner of the USA Powerball.
Lerynne's winning ticket, which she bought from Casey's General Store in Redfield USA, has made her a multi-millionaire overnight - to be precise, she is taking home a whopping $343.9 MILLION!
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Lerynne is one of seven siblings and is described by her brother as a "small-town girl". She has been renting a home most of her life and only recently purchased a home in Redfield.
The prize couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. "She's a great mom," said her 24-year-old daughter Skylar West. "You can't put into words all the good qualities she has and all the things she would do to help us out."
In an interview after her win, a humble but happy Lerynne West described how she was going to spend her winnings - her daughters' college education, create a foundation and share winnings with friends and family. This shows Lerynne as a compassionate person and a good human being.
The Iowa State Treasury will also be winning by getting $9.9 MILLION in taxes off Lerynne's win. "That's always beneficial for the state when we have a winner in the state of Iowa," said Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery.
Lucky Iowa Powerball winner, Lerynne West, says this will "forever change my life"!