Kathleen Last has used the Ohana Trust as a front as she wants to be shielded from any publicity involved in her Powerball lottery jackpot win. Her lawyer, Edmund Alves, has said that Kathleen is a long standing Rhode Island resident and is in her fifties. He said, “she almost had a stroke when she heard of her win.” Alves added, “She’s a very private person who just wants to be left alone.” He said that although Kathleen was obviously delighted with her win from the Powerball draw, she was very worried about her privacy. “It’s a burden. It’s a great responsibility and obviously, it’s a great benefit too.”
The Ohana Trust has opted for a cash payout of the Powerball lottery jackpot which will be $37,059,913 before taxes. Out of that amount, Rhode Island will get $2.2 million in taxes and the Federal Government will get a whopping $9.2 million. This will leave the Ohana Trust with $25.6 million thanks to Kathleens decision to play Powerball.