The Million-Dollar Waitress

A woman who has never bought a stock in her life bested the financial pros in CNBC's stock-picking contest
Mary Sue Williams, a waitress from St. Clairsville, Ohio, is the winner of CNBC's $1 million stock-picking contest

Editor's note: It was a very lucky Friday the 13th for Mary Sue Williams, the Ohio woman BusinessWeek profiled last month as the likely winner of the $1 million grand prize in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. CNBC confirmed Williams' stock-picking prowess (and luck) on July 13, featuring her on the network with investment professionals offering advice on what to do with her bounty. Below is the initial BusinessWeek story on Williams.

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