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Clerk who sold record jackpot just happy to have touched winning ticket

27 August 2017, 01:02 | Katrina Lee

Powerballs-up! Disappointment for small shop owners in Massachusetts who thought they were pocketing $50k for

Kamaljeet Kaur with her husband Gurinder Singh owners of the Handy Variety store thought they sold the jackpot winning ticket only to be told the lotto made a mistake 

Now, with her historic win, Mavis Wanczyk is able to offer herself and her children a life they never could have imagined previously.

The store is expected to get $50,000 for the sale. The other ticket was sold at Fas Mart, at 4454 John Tyler Highway in Williamsburg.

The lottery said the ticket was bought from a convenience store in Chicopee, about 160km west of Boston.

A $200,000 ticket was also sold at Frank's Trucking Center, at I4717 West Military Highway in Chesapeake.

The winning numbers in the drawing were 6-7-16-23-26 and 4 for the Powerball. "We're happy for our customer, and we're happy for the charities".

Mike Donatelli, a spokesman for the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, said the store was notified shortly before 8 a.m. that it had actually sold the record jackpot ticket.

Bolduc told members of the press that he expects an uptick in lottery sales in his chain of stores because of the amount of winning tickets they have sold in the a year ago.

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Bolduc said he missed out on all the confusion since he hadn't seen the initial announcement about the Watertown shop.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players can choose their numbers or let a computer make a random choice.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

Kurland said, "She's now one of the world's wealthiest people and she has to start acting like it".

Face it, you're nearly certainly not going to win the jackpot, but players have much better odds of one in 25 of winning a lesser prize. For a better sense, he suggests people envision the 324 million US residents.

According to the MA law, the law requires revealing the identity of the Powerball jackpot victor.

According to the official Powerball website, the next jackpot to be awarded Saturday night is valued at $40 million.

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