Sole Winner of Second-Largest Powerball Jackpot Claims Prize

Mavis Wanczyk

"Clearly she's excited", Sweeney said.

Reporters asked if she had plans to treat herself to something nice, such as a fancy new auto.

"I just want to sit back and relax", Mavis L. Wanczyk said at lottery headquarterswhen asked what's the first thing she'll do with the money.

Bob Bolduc, founder of Pride Station & Stores, where the prize was actually purchased, said the multimillion-dollar winning ticket was sold at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney said the store will pocket $50,000 for selling the jackpot victor, though owner Bob Bolduc said the money would all go to local charities.

Initially, the Massachusetts State Lottery erroneously announced that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at Handy Variety.

The Massachusetts State Lottery announced Wanczyk as the holder of the lucky ticket for Wednesday's $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, the largest haul in North American history for a single winning ticket. Whoever it is won't get their hands on the full jackpot - lottery winnings are taxed like income.

In the USA, lottery winnings are taxed like income. The government will withhold 25% of that before the money ever gets to the victor, and the rest has to be paid at tax time.

The current jackpot refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years, increasing 5 percent annually.

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"I had a pipe dream, and my pipe dream has finally come true, I wanted to retire and it came early!" she said. The five unclaimed prizes do not include the victor of the $393 million Mega Millions drawing in August 11, 2017, who still has plenty of time to collect.

But it's not just Wanczyk who will cash in. Twice a week, five white balls are drawn from a drum that holds 69 balls, each bearing a number between 1 and 69.

Two second prize winners were sold at Manhattan locations. "It may seem like a modest change, but the odds of winning the jackpot plummeted".

The estimated jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million, lottery officials say.

A woman from western MA became a multi-millionaire overnight, after she won the Powerball jackpot!

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.

Collectively, Powerball players in Minnesota won $2.85 million, according to officials at state lottery headquarters in Roseville.

The odds of taking home the big prize were 1 in almost 300 million, according to Powerball officials.

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.

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