Retirement is looking a whole lot sweeter for Louise White, 81, of Rhode Island: She stepped forward Tuesday to claim her $336.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
White, who kept the ticket safe and sound in a family Bible before turning it in, opted to take the whole lump sum at once. After taxes, she will walk away with $210 million.
"I'm very happy and I'm very proud," White said during a news conference covered by the Providence Journal and other media. "It will make my family very happy, and we are truly blessed."
White, who is described as her family's matriarch, is playing this one close to the vest. She has declined to say precisely how she will spend the money, although she says it's being deposited in her so-called rainbow sherbet trust, named after the sweet treat she purchased alongside her Powerball tickets.