Lucky lady gives Iowa veterans a 'lotto' help

November 16, 2018

Remember the 687 million dollar Powerball jackpot back in October?

Well, the single mother from Iowa who won $343.9 million recently made an unforgettable donation to help veterans in her home state.

In a recent appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show, Lerynne West told DeGeneres that her dad was a Vietnam veteran and her three brothers served in the military, so she would donate $500,000 to The Travis Mills Foundation, which offers veterans and their families physical rehabilitation programs, family experiences, rest and relaxation.

"It's very important to me that we never forget the sacrifices soldiers and their family members make for our country," West said.

She also shared with Degeneres her humble lucky lottery story.  At 51, she was recently able to purchase her first house.  After unpacking with her sister, they got hungry and headed up to the local convenience store for some coffee and a slice of pizza.

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