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Powerball winner, a single mom, shares her wealth with wounded veterans

A single mom who won $343.9 million in a recent Powerball drawing announced Wednesday that she'll be giving a half million of her jackpot to a foundation that assists wounded veterans.

Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa, told Ellen DeGeneres her story: how a single mother of three who just bought her first home took a break from unpacking to get a slice of pizza at Casey's convenience store and purchased a lottery ticket.

After she was publicly named the winner last week, West announced the formation of The Callum Foundation, named after her grandchild who survived one day after he was born. The foundation will focus on financing work dealing with poverty, education, animal welfare and veterans.
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