- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A longtime worker at Shaw University is using her $2 million lottery prize to fund a scholarship and help with her grandchildren’s education.

Marilyn Fields is the executive assistant to the president of the historically black college in Raleigh. She says her lottery winnings will allow her to fully fund a scholarship in her family’s name in addition to helping her grandchildren.

Fields says by awarding a student with the Richardson Johnson Fields Endowed Scholarship, she can give students doing the best that they can academically the same opportunity she had by attending Shaw.

Fields won the money in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. Because she added the Power Play feature for an extra $1, what would have been a $1 million prize on a regular ticket was worth twice as much.

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