National Geographic : 1993 Jan
A staggering windfall of 55 million dollars, a world record, went to Sheelah Ryan, at right,in a 1988 Florida lottery drawing. In Winter Springs, Ryan visits friends who guarded her home after she moved out to elude reporters. So far, she has received more than 750,000 letters ask ingfor assistance. Ryan bought a new house and car and set up a founda tion that benefits battered women and the elderly in Seminole County.