Humble Powerball winner speaks out

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) – One of the three winning tickets in the Powerball jackpot was purchased in Shallotte, North Carolina.

A woman from Shallotte has come forward with the winning Powerball ticket from Wednesday’s drawing. A reporter who spoke with 26-year-old Marie Holmes confirms the numbers and date on her ticket match those that were drawn for the $188 million payout.

“I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it,” Holmes explained.

The mother of four said she screamed after the winning numbers were drawn Wednesday night and ran and told her kids.

“They said I scared them,” Holmes joked.

Holmes said she worked at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s but is unemployed now.

She said the first thing she’s going to do with the money is tithe because, as she puts it, “I wouldn’t have any of it if it wasn’t for God.”

All tickets must be officially verified through the Powerball Lottery.

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