I Love People: The Iowa Powerball Lottery Winner

November 15, 2018

As you know, I love people. And after reading this story, I think you'll love this lady too. Because even though that billion-dollar jackpot still hasn't been claimed, the woman that won Iowa Powerball lottery has a heart made of gold.

Lerynne West, a single mom of three and grandmonther of six, from Redfield, Iowa, is the winner of $343.9 million dollars in the recent Powerball lottery. After claiming her prize of $198.1 million as a lump sum (the rest is taken from taxes), Lerynne announced that she would be donating $500,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation, which supports wounded vets for the long term through special programs and activities.

West's father and three brothers all served in the military, so it only makes sense that she gives back to those that gave it all.