Store that sold winning ticket plans to donate bonus to charities

27 August, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Ora Austin
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The jackpot is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in United States history.

"I've called them and told them that I will not be coming back", Wanczyk said.

She opted for a lump sum of $336 million, after taxes.

Wanczyk who worked as a hospital employee in Chicopee, Massachusetts has made a mistake, she failed to protect her identity. At the time of Sheremeta's arraignment, Ms Wanczyk's daughter Marlee had said that her father always loved playing practical jokes.

Then she read the number on her ticket and realised she had won.

The winning ticket was sold at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, in Western Massachusetts.

"We pay our people well; we give them full benefits", Bolduc said. "He says, 'Sign that ticket now, '" she told reporters Thursday.

A mad rush for tickets pushed on Wednesday's jackpot up from an originally announced $650 million as lines formed out of shopping malls and grocery stores, Powerball said.

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He said the store in Watertown did sell a ticket that won a $1million prize, which means the owners of Handy will get a prize of $10,000 but that's $40,000 less than they were expecting when they woke up this morning.

One ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven store at 81 Beach Road in Hampton.

Wilk said they were told by a neighbor that she is not around.

Amid all the talk about sudden wealth, it's easy to forget that the goal of Powerball is to raise money for government programs in the 44 states where the game is played, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was up to an estimated $700 million, the second largest jackpot in history.

Kurland said, "She's now one of the world's wealthiest people and she has to start acting like it".

The only winning ticket for the Powerball $758.7 million jackpot has been sold in Watertown, Massachusetts, a town familiar for its connection to the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013.

It snapped a string of 20 consecutive draws without a Powerball jackpot victor.

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