$759M Powerball Winner Is a Hospital Worker

A single winning Powerball ticket for Wednesday's $758.7 million grand prize was sold at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts, to a local hospital worker. It's the largest jackpot with a single winner in North American history, according to a lottery spokesman. 

Fifty-three-year-old Mavis L. Wanczyk tells the AP she was leaving work at night with a Chicopee firefighter when she realized she’d won, and is opting to take a lump sum payment which amounts to $336 million after taxes.

As for what she’ll do with her newfound riches, she says her first priority is to “sit back and relax" after quitting her job, which she's already done, Good for her!

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