$758.7 million Powerball jackpot victor makes one mistake

Powerballs-up! Disappointment for small shop owners in Massachusetts who thought they were pocketing $50k for
$50000 Powerball ticket sold in Emerald Isle; other big money winners in state as well
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27 August, 2017

Sweeney says the lottery had not yet heard from the victor.

The store is expected to get $50,000 for the sale.

Bolduc said after a routine morning he arrived at the store around 8 a.m., when he immediately started receiving calls from national media.

The lottery did not say how the error was made.

The jackpot is the largest ever won with a single ticket and the second-largest United States lottery prize, dwarfed by a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in early 2016.

Officer Michael Wilk, a spokesman for Chicopee Police, said police is keeping an extra eye out to ensure safety of Ms Wanczyk.

The jackpot is the largest ever won with a single ticket.

"When manually recording the names of the retailers that sold the jackpot winning ticket and the $1 million winning tickets, the information was transcribed incorrectly".

Watertown is the suburb to which the Boston Marathon bombers fled.

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A health care worker from a small U.S. town has quit the hospital job she held for 32 years after learning she won the largest Powerball prize for a single ticket-holder in the contest's North American history.

The jackpot is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in USA history. Around 10 million other lottery tickets won the prizes of more than $135 million.

The lucky numbers for the second largest lottery prize in USA history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.

Lottery officials apologized for initially reporting the ticket had been bought in Watertown. To win, players need to have paid $2 for a ticket and either have chosen numbers or opted to let a computer make a random choice.

The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Powerball jackpot has not been hit since early June.

Despite incredibly long odds, people throughout the country will hold their breath Wednesday night as five white balls and one red ball are drawn from drums. But Wednesday's big prize is still dwarfed by a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot divvied up between three winners in January 2016.

The $700 million prize reflects the annuity option, paid over 29 years. Some of the nation's biggest states, including California and Texas, don't assess state taxes on lottery prizes, so winners in those spots would be just a bit richer.


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