The Powerball Lottery has set a new record – and a Massachusetts hospital worker has retired from work because of it.
History was made when Mavis Wanczyk won a $758.7 million Powerball Lottery jackpot. It is the biggest single ticket win in the history of the Powerball Lottery and all other lotteries in the US till date. When the lucky woman found out, she immediately notified her boss that she was quitting from a clerical job she has held for over 32 years. With all that money, who can blame her?
Curiously, the night before her win, she told a friend that she would not be the winner. She added that it was just a pipe dream for her – until the pipe dream suddenly became reality.
She has since opted to take a single lump sum payment of $480 before taxes, instead of the full amount in annuities spread over many years.