Powerball ticket wins historic $759 million jackpot

Hitting the jackpot US mother strikes gold after winning $758.7 million dollar lottery
Hitting the jackpot US mother strikes gold after winning $758.7 million dollar lottery
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25 August, 2017

"I am a victor. But I'll be OK". As for her celebration plans, she said, "I'm going to go hide in my bed".

"It was initially stated that the jackpot winning ticket was sold at Handy Variety. and that a $1 million prize winning ticket was sold at the Pride Station & Store. It was a chance I had to take".

We don't have much info about the victor of the $758 million prize, but if he or she chooses the lump sum option, there will be $443 million ready to take home. State lottery officials say they sold $13m in tickets for the drawing, with $8.4m of that coming in on Wednesday.

The ticket sold in Watertown ended up winning a $1 million prize.

Massachusetts Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney said officials were manually recording the names of the retailers that sold the winning ticket and transcribed it incorrectly. "Our internal systems, and I want to be clear about this, our internal systems always had the correct information". A $1 million winning ticket sold in at the Pit Stop on Dutch Lake Drive in Howard Lake. "We are just everyday people who have worked hard all our life.We just happened to hit it big", Merle said. "So I'm happy in that sense; there are a lot of needs around here".

The odds of taking home the big prize were 1 in almost 300 million, according to Powerball officials. That store actually sold a ticket that won $1 million.

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Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which oversee the game collectively. A third prize is matching four numbers drawn plus the Powerball. "It matched the first five numbers and missed only the Powerball number". A coworker checked her numbers and told her she just won.

But don't beat yourself up too much - the odds of winning the jackpot were one in 292.2 million.

Winning less than that would have been fine with many, it seemed. The prize was the second largest prize in Powerball history. It's the largest ever jackpot with a single USA victor - and the second biggest overall jackpot in US history.

The Massachusetts State Lottery announced Thursday that 53-year-old resident Mavis Wanczyk is the jackpot victor.

The identity of the winning ticket holder was not immediately revealed.

"That's really driving up sales right now", Tabor told The Post this week.


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