Mother of 2 Quits Job After Winning $758m Powerball Jackpot
An American woman who recently won the largest single ticket Powerball jackpot in US history says she isn’t going back to work, and kind of wants to spend some time alone. But of course
The name to love or hate at the moment is Mavis Wanczyk, the only winner of the Powerball jackpot who carted home the jaw-dropping three-quarters of a billion loot.
“Last night, it was kind of like — I didn’t realise I had won,” she said in a news conference after the announcement was made.
She smiled during that appearance and stood next to a giant check with “PAY TO THE ORDER OF: Mavis L. Wanczyk” written on it alongside the amount she was about to take home: $758,700,000.
“Now, it’s like — I am a winner, and I’m scared. But I’ll be okay,” she said. “I had a pipe dream, and my pipe dream finally came true.”
Ms Wanczyk has worked for Mercy Medical Centre in Massachusetts for 32 years and was hoping to retire early. But she can do that now, certainly.
She said that now she just wants to “be alone and just be able to be me,” Independent writes.
Ms Wanczyk said that she regularly plays the lottery, and that she bought two quick-pick tickets in her home town of Chicopee. She then chose the winning numbers on a separate ticket, which according to her, was a combination of family birthdays, and other significant numbers.
She will take home around $443 million when all is said and done, depending on state taxes.