The jackpot victor can choose the annuity option, receiving $758,700,000 over 29 years or the one-time payout of $480,500,000, before taxes.
Reporters asked if she considered holding onto her ticket and waiting until the excitement died down to come forward. In addition to the 25 percent federal tax that the victor will have to pay, the state will collect 5 percent of the jackpot.
The winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.
The odds of winning the jackpot were one in 292.2 million. In all, 257,229 tickets won prizes, ranging from $4 to $1 million and totaling $4.5 million.
So far, no one had claimed the $1 million Sarasota ticket.
Wanczyk, a 53-year-old resident of Chicopee, Massachusetts, said she is a regular lottery player, who regularly plays keno with her mother, stepfather and a friend.
The victor is now $758 million richer after hitting all the numbers in Wednesday night's drawing. Regardless of who they are, we already know one thing about them.
Beyond retiring early, she did not say how she planned to spend her winnings.
The $758.7 million prize Wednesday was the second-largest US lottery prize, ahead of a $656 million Mega Millions prize won by three people in 2012.
"I just want to sit back and relax", Wanczyk said.
Mavis said she was reluctant to do the press conference but did it so she could be left alone. "I couldn't drive anywhere, I couldn't do anything".
March 30, 2012: According to Mega Millions, this was the single largest jackpot pooled by any lottery in the world.
But shortly before 8 a.m., the state lottery said it had made a mistake, and that the winning ticket was sold across the state at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, in western MA.
In addition to the four $1 millionwinners, there was one $2 million victor sold in Columbia County.
The $50,000 prize awarded to the business that sells the winning numbers will be donated to charity, said Pride petrol station owner Bob Bolbuc.
Officials with the Massachusetts States Lottery initially reported that the winning ticket had been purchased at the Handy Variety convenience store in Watertown, about nine miles west of Boston. "Later in the morning, our internal systems ran a report that runs each day that correctly identified the prize had been won", said Michael Sweeney of the Massachusetts Lottery.
The ticket for Wednesday's drawing was sold at Darrenkamp's Market on E. Main Street in Mount Joy.
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Few have been able to take it, and part of the intrigue of this fight is whether Mayweather will be able to survive the shot. But that may say more about America's appetite for reality TV and spectacle than it does about the two sports themselves.
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