Thanks to Friend’s Text, Iowa Woman Finds Forgotten $343.9M Powerball Ticket
CLIVE, Iowa – One of two winners in the $700M Powerball jackpot, a 51-year-old Iowa woman, said at a press conference Monday that she had misplaced the winning ticket but a friend's text message helped make her a multimillionaire. The Iowa Lottery held the conference at its Clive headquarters, where Lerynne West explained what led up to her buying the ticket and how she found out she was a winner.