The Powerball Lottery is the flagship of American lottery games and is played all over the USA by people of all backgrounds, incomes and lifestyles.
In what is an extraordinary turn of events, a mammoth jackpot of $758.7 million was won recently from a single ticket purchased by 53 year old Mavis Wanczyk from Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Announced by the Massachusetts State Lottery, Wanczyk won the humongous jackpot which made history in American lottery history as the largest single-ticket-winning amount which, as we can’t say enough, was $758.7 million – it makes Wanczyk richer than a large number of American and International celebrities!
The luckiest ticket in the world, which is still an understatement, was purchased in Chicopee – a city located in Hampden County on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, in the local Pride Station and Store.
Mavis Wanczyk, who works in the Medical Centre in Chicopee, bought 3 tickets for the lottery itself but it was the 3rd
, a ticket where she picked all the numbers entirely herself, which was the perpetrator for taking down the astronomical prize fund and making herself a substantial millionaire in the process.
The prize winning numbers of 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and 4 (The Powerball) were the ones picked by the 53 year old,; the 6 number odds of 292.2 million to 1, a figure that makes this achievement and bout of luck even more impressive and the applause for such a landfall victory for an individual is resounding all over the globe, albeit in jealousy and through green eyes – something we don’t blame anyone for!!
But what is a lottery win without some good old fashioned American confusion, or conspiracy per say: the first report of the jackpot win diverted the winning ticket to have been purchased some 80 miles west of Chicopee and was sold at Handy Variety, an unfortunate error that caused great happiness only followed by great disappointment.
Happiness – disappointment mainly being contributed due to the fact that a $50k commission is paid to the shop or institution that sells the jackpot winning ticket, so as you’d imagine, the owners of Handy Variety went from pure elation to utter devastation within a few hours – but at least the happiness factor continued when Wanczyk’s life changed forever for the better!
Congratulations from all of us at Slotsjudge to you, Mavis!