The $759 Million Powerball Winner Just Came Forward in MA

Two of those tickets were sold at stores in Durham and the rest at stores in Emerald Isle, Indian Trail, Gibsonville, Winston-Salem, Lumberton, Raleigh, and Haw River.

Lottery officials said this morning there four $200,000 tickets sold in the commonwealth, including one in Shamokin.

A MA hospital worker has claimed the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, and says she always thought winning the lottery was "a pipe dream".

It is not clear how the error was made.

Mike Donatelli, a spokesman for the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, says they were told shortly before 8 a.m. that the store had actually sold that ticket.

The victor of the biggest jackpot in North American history - $758.7m (£590m) - has come forward to collect her prize, lottery officials say.

"My perception of her is someone who's a hard-working individual".

Reporters had descended on the Watertown store hours before it opened around 6.30am. There are 40 ticket holders who won $1 million or more by getting five numbers correct - without the Powerball.

In addition to the four $1 million winners, there was one $2 million victor sold in Columbia County.

The big jackpot in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was $758 million dollars.

Store owner Bolduc said that he plans to donate the $50,000 commission he'll collect for selling a jackpot victor, to local charities with a primary focus on education and children.

Both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available in all but six states - Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah.

Wednesday night's numbers were 7, 26, 16, 23, 06, and the powerplay number was 04x4.

The Massachusetts State Lottery had announced around 2:30 a.m. Thursday that a convenience store in Watertown, near Boston, had sold the winning ticket. A third prize is matching four numbers drawn plus the Powerball.

The victor will still have $480.5 million (Rs 3,078 crore approximately).

Powerball officials did not immediately disclose the location where the winning ticket was sold.

In Connecticut, the two smaller prizes were sold in Litchfield and Hartford counties.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, according to the Powerball, and the overall odds of winning any prize at all are 1 in 24.87.

Wanczyk faced extremely long odds to claim the prize.

The biggest jackpot ever won was $1.6billion in January 2016, but that was split three ways (boo-hoo).

In addition, a $2 million victor was sold in Catawissa and another $200,000 victor was sold in Berwick.

  • Rogelio Becker