A 70-year-old New Jersey woman will split her $429.6 million Powerball jackpot with her seven children.
“I’m still trying to figure out what it’s like [to be a millionaire],” said Pearlie Smith, who purchased the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Trenton.
Smith purchased 2 tickets for $6 for the drawings held May 7 and Wednesday.
She was joined at Lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville by her seven children Valerie Arthur, Marsha Smith, Jackie Sessoms, Tracey Smith, Steven Smith, Rene Smith and Katherine Nunnally.
"The numbers chosen are not birthdays or anniversaries. We had divine intervention," said Arthur, the eldest of Smith's 7 children.
“I bet a lot of you are wishing you were me right now,” Arthur joked.
Sadly, Arthur and her siblings don't realize their lives are about to change for the worse. Just ask NC's $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes.
The late, great Biggie Smalls wasn't kidding when he said "mo' money, mo' problems."