A 53 year old woman Mavis Wanczyk won the second largest single lottery jackpot ever in the history of the United States.
She won the $758.7 million grand prize in Wednesday’s Power Ball. The winning ticket (6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and Powerball number 4) was purchased at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts. After taxes, she went home with $471 million.
According to Wanczyk, she discovered on Wednesday night while leaving work at the Mercy Medical Center that she had won.
A co-worker looked at her ticket and told her she had won, “I couldn’t drive anywhere. I couldn’t do anything,” she told reporters. She said her co-worker followed her home to make sure she was OK.
Wanczyk, who has two adult children, said her big plan is to retire early, and she’s already called her boss and said, “I will not be coming back.
When asked what she planned to do to celebrate, she responded, “The first thing I want to do is, I just want to sit back and relax.”
She was joined at the ceremony by her mother and her sisters, who traveled from Chicopee.