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Meet the woman who won the $758 million Powerball jackpot

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CHICOPEE, MA – She’s the winner of the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history. So, who is 53-year old Mavis L. Wanczyk?

Wanczyk claimed the $758 million prize on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She found out she won while leaving work at night with a Chicopee firefighter. The two were actually discussing Powerball. After she learned she had won, she says the firefighter followed her home to make sure she got there safely.

Wanczyk is a hospital worker who says she does not plan on going back to work. She has two children and says she chose her winning numbers based on what her family’s birthdays are. She says the first thing she wants to do is sit back and relax.

She bought her winning ticket at a store in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Lottery officials say she chose to take a lump sum payment of $480 million, or $336 million after taxes.

Three tickets in Michigan matched all five white numbers winning $1 million each. They were sold at:

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