One of the big winners steps forward!
And then there was one…while whomever bought the winning ticket in New York hasn’t come forward, Iowa's winner in the multi-million dollar Powerball lottery is claiming that cut of the prize.
Lerynne West could have taken home an annuity worth $343.9-million annuity, but she’s apparently opted for the $198.1-million lump-sum payout instead. The 51-year-old single mom is understandably blown away, and grateful – but also says she “gets it.”
“I realize this is a life-changing moment,” she told reporters yesterday. “I’m excited to share my winnings with family and friends, plan to purchase a new car, and look forward to a long vacation – or several. I also plan to give to the causes and organizations important to my family.”
The Wife Hunter
If you’re looking for love, there are better ways to find that special someone than stapling a few leaflets around town. But it seems like a self-proclaimed “wife hunter” had trouble finding his perfect woman at the local bars, since he's posted an ad looking for his bride-to-be… and he has some pretty strict guidelines. Here’s some of the highlights (his great grasp of spelling in bold):
The “single white male 50” is seeking a "single white, Asian, Hispanic, Europeen or Mid-Eastern female (so basically, anyone not Black), legal age to 30" and not only requires that the woman not have any male friends and always stay by his side, but he even says she’ll have to undergo a lie detector test every six months to “earn his trust.”
- The woman must be “petite under 140 pounds”
- “No drug addicts” allowed
- “No sluts” allowed, plus he notes “my idea of a slut is any woman by the age of thirty who has more than 5 sexual partners”
- The bride is “perferably a virgin”
- “She will stay by my side or at home, even when I am at work”
- “If she wishes to go out she will do so with me by her side, I will not put up with a so called girls night out where she can fool around on me”
- The bride-to-be must “only have female friends” and “no male friends”
- “She will be given a lie detector test every six months till she earns my trust”
- And finally, she will “do as asked, when asked”
The printed ad was photographed and posted to Reddit, where users understandably mocked the ridiculous requests. Unfortunately, the man left his email at the bottom of the post, so some users say they sent him bogus responses as fake interested women. Check out the post for yourself HERE.
And if by chance this "romeo" sounds like the catch for you? Reach out to him via email at WifeHunter31@gmail.com