From Daily Mail:
A mother of four says her four children will be able to go to college after she won a third of a historic lottery jackpot.
Marie Holmes, 26, from Shallotte, North Carolina, has come forward saying she has one of three winning tickets for the $564.1 million prize, the fifth largest ever in America.
The lucky winner said that she scared her kids, one of whom has cerebral palsy, after she found out she had won and began screaming that they 'didn't have to struggle anymore'.
She used to work at McDonald's and Walmart before quitting to take care of her children.
'They don't have to worry about debt. They can go to college, all on me. And they don't have to worry about nothing,' she said, adding that the money is 'all for them'.
Though the winning ticket has not yet been confirmed, the unemployed mother said that she was heading to Raleigh, North Carolina, to speak with lawyers and financial advisers.
She will then claim the $188million prize for her ticket, which has not yet been verified by lottery authorities.
A spokesman for the North Carolina Education Lottery told the Daily Mail Online that no winning ticket had been presented for the most recent Powerball drawing.
The organization generally tells winners to take their time and get advice before coming in and claiming their money. The ticket holders have 180 days to do so.
Ms Holmes, who only buys lottery tickets 'when she can', said she was thankful that she could bless her kids with something she didn't have.
The mother said that she bought her winning ticket after seeing how large the jackpot had gotten in the recent weeks.