MA hospital worker claims $758M Powerball prize

MA hospital worker claims $758M Powerball prize

The owner of the gas station chain that sold the winning ticket for the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in US history said they would donate the prize the store will receive to charity.

"The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax", Xinhua news agency quoted Wanczyk as saying on Thursday.

Wilk said they were told by a neighbor that she is not around.

Lottery officials say she chose to take a lump sum payment of US$480 million (NZ$663 million), or US$336 million (NZ$464 million) after taxes. Before winning the lottery, Wanczyk was working in a hospital, but immediately resigned from her job after learning that she has won the jackpot. "I had a pipe dream and my pipe dream has finally come true".

Then she read the number on her ticket and realised she had won.

Wanczyk has two adult children, a daughter and a son.

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The best of times for Powerball victor Mavis Wanczyk comes just months after a awful tragedy struck her family. "He says, 'Sign that ticket now, '" she told reporters Thursday.

- A single winning ticket has been sold for the massive Powerball $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

With drawings being held twice a week, Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game. Tom Rietz, a professor at the University of Iowa who researches probabilities, says one way to think about it is to envision the 324 million USA residents.

The 20-year-old store clerk at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee sold the ticket to the 53-year-old hospital worker who came up with the winning combination of numbers. Your chance of winning is roughly comparable to being that one lucky person out of the entire population, with everyone else losing. He said the Chicopee store will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, he said. Around 10 million other lottery tickets won the prizes of more than $135 million. After someone wins the jackpot, the prize will drop to $40 million, then resume its growth.

A winning ticket matches five numbers drawn between 1 and 69 while the "Powerball" number is drawn from 1 to 26.

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