The Powerball lottery jackpot recently reached an amazing $700 million, the second largest jackpot in Powerball history. Let's meet the winner of that life-changing jackpot.
The record-breaking Powerball jackpot had been growing since a June 10th drawing, and was finally won by a lucky player from Massachusetts. The jackpot was the second biggest ever for the US Powerball, behind the $1.6 billion jackpot that was won in January 2016 and was shared between three winners.
Mother-of-two Mavis Wanczyk from Massachusetts bought the $700 million winning ticket from her local petrol station just before Wednesday night's winning draw. She told local reporters that she picked her winning numbers using the birthdays of friends and relatives, and that she planned on spending her winnings on her home and family after she quit her medical assistant job.
The jackpot can either be claimed as monthly payments or as a lump sum, is estimated to to be around $443 million after taxes. Six other tickets from across the US won $2 million in the same Powerball draw, while thirty four tickets lucky ticket holders each won $1 million.
Play Powerball online by selecting 5 normal numbers from a total of 69 and a single Powerball from a sum total of 26. You can pick your Powerball numbers yourself or you can select your numbers randomly with our quick pick option.
US Powerball has lot more record payouts than any other lottery! The US Powerball is responsible for four of the top five lottery winnings of all time, with each in excess of half a billion dollars!