Finally the winning powerball ticket of a massive $758.7 Million Jackpot was sold at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The lucky winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and the Powerball was 4. This is the largest single jackpot ever in North America making the lotto ticket winner, 53-year-old Massachusetts resident Mavis Wanczyk, a very rich person.
The owner of Pride Station & Stores, Bob Bolduc, said at a news conference Thursday that the multimillion-dollar winning ticket had been sold to Mavis at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wanczyk bought two quick-pick tickets and a third ticket for which she picked out the numbers herself, and the latter was the lucky one. Some of the numbers she chose were birthdays, her lucky number 4 and the remaining were picked at random.
Commenting on her win she stated, “It’s just a pipe dream I’ve always had. It’s just a chance I had to take.” She plans to quit her 32 year job at a medical center. Mavis added further, “The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax.”
Bob Bolduc told reporters that the $50,000 commission he’ll collect for selling the winning lotto ticket will be donated to local charities, focusing on education and children. “The phone started ringing at 8 o’clock” Bolduc said. “We were as surprised as everybody else. We’re happy for our customer and we’re happy for the charities.”