429M Powerball will spend it on community Members of a New Jersey family who pooled their money and won last Saturday $429 million Powerball say their winnings will go toward bills and doing good in their communities. “It was like an affirmation from God because we each have dreams we want to fulfill in our life . and it was like we have been funded to do that,” Valerie Arthur of Trenton said during a press conference on Friday at New Jersey Lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville. Family matriarch Pearlie Mae Smith bought the winning ticket at a 7 Eleven store in Trenton, New Jersey capital, Arthur said from a podium surrounded by her mother and six siblings. The jackpot is $429.6 million, but the family opted for the cash option so they will receive $284 million in a lump sum, as opposed to installments delivered over the years. The family said it took them a few days to announce themselves before the public because they wanted to make

sure they handled the money wisely. They had their family lawyer secure other advisers to help them decide how best to handle such a large influx of cash, they said.cheap nfl jerseys “After you pay off your student loans, after you pay off the mortgages on your house, and after you buy your kids a car or whatever, what are you going to do with the remaining $283 million?” Arthur asked. Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven children pooled their money and Smith picked the winning numbers 5, 25, 26, 44 and 66 based on a dream, Arthur said. Arthur said her sister, Marsha Ann Smith, called her and told her they won. “I said, stop April fooling me and get off of my phone. She said, not. It May. She said, I not lying. ” One sister, Katherine Nunnally, runs a community mentoring program for girls, Arthur said. Her share of the winnings will help her run the program without having to rely on grants or special scholarships, Arthur said. “She can go and change lives of her own accord,” Arthur said. As for Arthur, the oldest of all the siblings, she has been retired from her job as prison administrator for a year. The first thing she will do with her share of the winnings is take a long trip somewhere, then figure out the rest, she said. About Us Contact Us Reporters Index Help Connect With Us FCC Online Public Inspection File EEO Public File Report Home Weather Radar Webcams Futurecast Weather Pix Beyond the Forecast SchoolNet More. Closings/Delays Conditions More Weather Snow Reports Health Detail Weather Alerts Location Search Local Investigators HealthLink Environment Aerospace Business/Tech Politics More. Consumer News Crime More Local Homelessness National Politics Bellevue Childrens Healthlink City Politics Elections Everett News Headlines On Demand Be Smart Be Well Marysville Shooting More Cities Pets/Animals Seattle News State Politics Stories Worth Sharing Tacoma News Wildfires Primary Results Viaduct News BuyER Beware Nation Now Traffic Traffic News Traffic Cameras Traffic Alerts Pass Reports Gas Prices Drive Times More. Seattle Traffic App Sports Seahawks Mariners Sounders FC NCAA Tournament 2016 Olympics Storm More. Huskies Cougars High School Colleges Photos NFL Draft Your Sports Photos MLB NHL NFL Golf NASCAR Tennis 5th Quarter Blog NBA Draft Features Entertainment Children’s HealthLink Explore the PNW Food Home Appreciation Gold Buyers More. More Features Best of Western Washington Best NW Escapes Events Calendar Game Reviews The Pet Dish NW Backroads Actively Northwest Contests Oscars Sandwich Generation Ways 2 Save Vote Now About Meet The Team KING5 Community Connect with Us Advertise With Us TV Schedule Jobs at KING5 More. Internships More About KING 5 Appearance Requests Contact Us A Family For Me Newsletters Justice Network Closed Captioning Text Alerts RSS EEO Public File Report Privacy Notice / Your California Privacy Rights Terms of Service Cobrand Header Cobrand Footer