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MA victor of $758m lottery jackpot quits job

MA victor of $758m lottery jackpot quits job

Keep in mind that the amount is always a bit of a guess, because the jackpot can go up depending on how many people buy Powerball tickets. The result means the next jackpot resets at "only" $40 million.

Wancyzk's full prize would have been paid out over 29 years, but she instead chose to receive a single lump sum of $480 million.

Lottery officials said this morning there four $200,000 tickets sold in the commonwealth, including one in Shamokin. About $120m of the tax revenue will go to the federal government and $20m will go to MA. Matching four numbers plus the Powerball is normally worth $50,000 but the victor in this case purchased the Power Play option, which quintupled the prize to $250,000. The winning numbers in the drawing were 6-7-16-23-26 and 4 for the Powerball.

Bolduc's store found out that they sold the winning numbers in the $758.7 million jackpot around 8 a.m.

The other victor, Steve Tran, was working as a delivery driver when he bought a Mega Millions ticket in San Jose, California. The winner's probably not complaining too much, though, considering their six-figure windfall.

Lottery players across the USA scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing.

"I just bought it for luck", she said.

But over the last 15 years, five winning ticket holders failed to claim their Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot prizes.

Reporters swarmed the location this morning to interview the lucky shop owners only to be later told of the state lotto snafu
Reporters swarmed the location this morning to interview the lucky shop owners only to be later told of the state lotto snafu

The owner of the shop, Kamaljeet Kaur, said she was happy and emotional after hearing the news about $758.7m winning ticket.

Asked about the first thing she's going to do with the money, the 53-year-old said: 'The first thing I want to do is to sit back and relax, I had a pipe dream to retire early and that's happened'. "I couldn't drive or anything".

It's the largest jackpot ever won in MA.

Bob Bolduc, who owns the Pride chain that operates in western MA and northern CT, said he would donate the store's $50,000 prize to local charities.

Handy Variety, where news crews have been camped out since before dawn, sold one of two $1 million tickets, according to Lottery spokesman Christian Teja. That ticket was purchased in Kansas, which is one of the states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

A mad rush for tickets pushed Wednesday's jackpot up from an originally announced $650 million as lines formed out of shopping malls and grocery stores, Powerball said.

One Powerball ticket among the millions sold across the country has made 53-year-old MA resident Mavis Wanczyk a very rich person.

It was one of four such tickets sold statewide that matched all five of the white balls drawn Wednesday night.

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