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Sunday, May 15, 2016

70-year-old American woman to share over $430M lottery winning with children #HNNMoney

Family used ‘divine intervention’ to win $430M Powerball jackpot

A 70-year-old New Jersey woman who bought the winning Powerball ticket last week will be splitting the $429.6 million with her seven kids — proving there’s nothing like a mother’s love.

“I’m still trying to figure out what it’s like [to be a millionaire],” explained Pearlie Smith, who purchased the ticket at a 7-Eleven in Trenton.

Smith and her seven children came forward Friday to claim the Powerball jackpot — saying it was “divine intervention” that helped them win.

“The numbers chosen are not birthdays or anniversaries,” said Valerie Arthur, the eldest. “We had divine intervention. [They came to us] through a dream.”

The Smiths were nothing but smiles as they were introduced by New Jersey lottery officials in Lawrenceville.

“I bet a lot of you are wishing you were me right now,” Arthur joked. Arthur said she played the same numbers both times — 5-25-26-44-66, and a Powerball number of 9.

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