March 6, 2012
Louise White, right, 81 from Newport, R.I., is presented a check Tuesday for $336 million by Gerald Aubin, left, director of the state’s lottery, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters in Cranston, R.I.
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An 81-year-old woman from Newport won last month’s $336.4 million Powerball jackpot, sleeping with the winning ticket in her Bible until coming forward to claim the sixth-largest U.S. prize on Tuesday, a family representative said.