PHOENIX — A substitute teacher from western Arizona has come forward to claim a $95.3 million jackpot in the Arizona Lottery.
Sheila Verke of Fort Mohave on Monday walked into the state lottery's headquarters in downtown Phoenix with the single prize-winning ticket from the Dec. 1 Powerball drawing.
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The 64-year-old Verke was accompanied by friends and financial advisers when she accepted her check. She took the jackpot as a lump sum of $49.9 million.
Verke says she quit her job and is going to buy an RV and begin touring the country.
The Arizona Republic says Verke bought the ticket at a Fort Mohave Safeway store. Verke says she regularly played the same numbers for the past six years.
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