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Massachusetts lottery officials identify $759 million Powerball winner
August 24, 2017 / 5:39 PM / a month ago

Massachusetts lottery officials identify $759 million Powerball winner

An employee stands behind a lottery machine at the Pride convenience store where a winning more than $750 million Powerball ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts, U.S., August 24, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts State Lottery officials said Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee won a $759 million Powerball drawing, the largest single-ticket winner in the contest’s history.

“There’s just a chance, a chance I had to take,” Wanczyk told an afternoon news conference.

Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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