Published: Friday 25 August, 2017

Meet Mavis Wanczyk, the $758.7 Million Powerball Winner from Massachusetts

Some people have all the luck in lotteries. And the luckiest of all is the new Powerball winner, Mavis Wanczyk, 53. The Massachusetts woman has just won $758.7 million in Wednesday’s Powerball draw – the biggest single-ticket Powerball prize un US history!

Mavis Wanczyk Powerball winner

Mavis Wanczyk just won $758.7 million in Wednesday’s Powerball! (NBC New York)

Mavis Wanczyk, a mother of two, was presented during a press conference by the Massachusetts State Lottery. Wanczyk, who comes from Springfield, said she chose the winning Powerball numbers from the birth dates of her family – 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26 – and the Powerball, 14. She bought the ticket from a convenience store in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Asked what the first thing she would do, Mavis said she already did it – she called her place of work and told them she won’t be coming back. It’s the early retirement she had been dreaming off.

Now, Mavis Wanczyk has to decide how she wants her winnings: the $758.7 million in 29 annual payouts, or the $443.3 million lump sum which will be taxed. But which ever she chooses, Mavis will be a very rich woman.