She's just 26 and when you see her face you think she's about to sing--like she's the next contestant on American Idol about to hit it big. But Marie Holmes of North Carolina isn't on TV because she's beautiful--that's just a coincidence, her beauty. Holmes is on TV because she already hit it big. Really BIG. As in she's one of the winners of a $564.1 million Powerball lottery prize. American Idol has yet to bestow that kind of riches. (Still, it's a good bet Marie Holmes has been singing lately.)
Holmes has four children, one with cerebral palsy, and isn't currently working. Or rather, she isn't currently being paid to work: she quit a job a Walmart to care for the kids. Four kids: that's work. For others thinking of ditching their jobs today and buying a bunch of lottery tickets, we pass along this unhappy bit of information: the odds of winning are 1 in 175 million.
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