1 lucky Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in NC

1 lucky Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in NC

With a final annuity value of $758.7 million, or a cash prize of $480.5 million, it was the game's second-largest jackpot on record.

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

(Jackpot prize amounts are the annuity jackpots paid out over 30 payments, even though nearly all winners chose to take a lesser lump sum of cash). In addition to the 25% federal tax that the victor will have to pay, the state will collect 5% of the jackpot.

Overnight, they had announced the winning ticket was sold at a shop in Watertown, just outside Boston.

Smith told the Florida Lottery that she had played the lottery - and bought tickets with the same six numbers - for years before winning the jackpot.

Wanczyk already quit her job, where she worked at a hospital for 32 years. "Clearly she's excited", he said.

Either wrapped up in nerves or shock or perhaps even getting used to the relaxed lifestyle of someone worth hundreds of millions, Wanczyk awkwardly chewed gum throughout her press conference. She says she has called work to let them know she won't be back. She's a mother of two, a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son.

It's the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in US history.

1 lucky Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in NC
1 lucky Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in NC

"I think we had a couple of excited people in a computer room at one in the morning being a little nervous about handling a $700 million victor", Massachusetts Lottery Director Michael Sweeney reportedly said of the blunder in an interview with WBZ-AM radio station. All he would say about the victor is that it is an individual woman.

Three tickets worth $200,000 were sold at Upstate convenience stores. The winning tickets were sold at Handy Variety in Watertown and Sandy's Variety, 378 Wash.

Bob Bolduc owns the Pride store chain.

Michigan Lottery officials today confirmed that one of the million-dollar tickets from Wednesday night's massive $758.7 million was sold at O'Connor's Deli on South Grand Street in Fowlerville.

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

There is now a Powerball victor that will be taking home a huge prize of $758.70 million.

The Massachusetts lottery said it had made a mistake, but did not explain how the error was made.

Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket for Wednesday night's drawing in Goose Creek is $1 million richer. A total of $135 million in prize money will go to 9.4 million other ticket buyers who didn't win the jackpot.

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