A woman was the only winner of the $ 758.7 million Powerball lottery prize drawn last night in the United States, the second-highest prize in the history of this lottery, organizers said Monday.
The winning ticket was sold to Mavis Wanczyk, 53, at a gas station store in the small town of Chicopee, about 150 miles west of Boston, the Massachusetts State Lottery reported.
“I had a golden dream … and it came true,” said Wanczyk, a mother of two, at a press conference while chewing gum, saying she had called the medical center where she had been working for 32 years. Warn you that you will not return to that job.
“The first thing I want to do is relax,” she added.
The recipient may opt to receive the $ 758.7 million annual installment for the next 29 years or a single $ 443.3 million (always before tax) delivery, an option that Most of the Powerball’s grateful.
The winning numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, with the number 4 supplementary.
Wanczyk revealed to reporters that he relied on relatives’ birthday dates to choose those numbers.
Asked if she plans to buy herself some fancy, like an expensive car, the graceful replied that she already bought a new one less than a year ago and that her desire is to finish paying for it.
This is the second biggest prize that draws this lottery from the US $ 1.6 billion in January 2016, when the lottery fell on three winners from California, Florida and Tennessee, who had to distribute the prize.
The Powerball Lottery is played in 44 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.