Holly Lahti: Single Mother Wins $190 Million in Mega Lottery Jackpot
Holly Lahti, 29 yr. old single mother of two living in Rathdrum, Idaho, stepped forth on Tuesday to accept her $190 million dollar prize in what is now known as the 2nd largest lottery jackpot in history: $380 million.
The other half of the Mega Millions winnings will be shared with Ephrata, WA couple, Jim and Carolyn McCullar.
The former Inland Northwest Bank customer service rep., who resigned her post on Monday, let a computer select her winning numbers which were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, & 42, according to Lottery Director, Jeff Anderson.
Lahti, who purchased her winning ticket at Adys Convenience & Car Wash located in northern Idaho, has attempted to keep a low-profile. She requested that the media,  respect her privacy and not attempt to contact her until she's prepared to speak says Anderson during a media conference.
Though the lottery director knows its a matter of time before Lahti steps into the spotlight saying,  we expect she'll be coming forward shortly acknowledging that the winner had some personal business to attend to first.
Lahtis hesitation to leap into the media glare is not a new occurrence: Brad Duke, 2005 winner of the $220 million Powerball jackpot in Boise, Idaho had,  assembled a team of lawyers and accountants and asked the Idaho Lottery Commission for complete anonymity, according to aolnews.com.