Kathleen Last of Smithfield, Rhode Island on April 3, 2012 claimed her $60 million Powerball jackpot from the March 7, 2012 drawing. Last purchased her winning ticket at a Quickets convenience store in Smithfield. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1:175,223,510.
Last set up a trust to formally claim the ticket, taking her prize in a $37 million lump sum payment. She plans to use some of her winnings to help her family, which includes a disabled niece.
Powerball is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot currently sits at $70 million for the next drawing which is tonight (April 4).