“The first thing I want to do is I just want to sit back and relax,” says Powerball jackpot winner Mavis Wanczyk
USA Today Reports: Here are the winning numbers drawn Wednesday:
6-7-16-23-26 with a Powerball of 4
The prize was the second-largest Powerball payout in history, behind a $1.58 billion payout in 2016 shared by three winners. Mavis Wanczyk is the sole winner so she is the largest single winner in history.
The winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, the largest grand prize ever won on a single U.S. lottery ticket, came forward Thursday to claim her prize.
“My pipe dream came true,” Mavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
— Mass. State Lottery (@MAStateLottery) August 24, 2017
Wanczyk, who said the numbers were a random selection of birthdays and other digits, works at Mercy Medical Center.
“I called them and told them I will not be coming back,” she said. The ticket was purchased Wednesday at a store in western Massachusetts, the Massachusetts State Lottery said.
The drawing Wednesday night snapped a string of 20 in a row without a Powerball jackpot winner.
“I think she has a good story,” Sweeney said. “My perception of her is someone who’s a hard-working individual. Clearly she’s excited.”
BREAKING: Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, MA announced as winner of $700+ million Powerball lottery pic.twitter.com/gfar6alzQq
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) August 24, 2017
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