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This Widowed Mother Of Two Won £559 Million And This Is The First Thing She Did

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Imagine leaving work one day and discovering that you’re suddenly a multimillionaire. That’s exactly what happened to Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old woman from Massachusetts. She played the Powerball lottery and, incredibly, won a whopping $758.7 million.

Just picture the moment: Mavis had just finished her shift at Mercy Medical Center when one of her coworkers checked her Powerball ticket and told her the unbelievable news – she was a winner! Mavis was so surprised that she said, “I did not know how to drive anymore.” It’s like a dream come true.

What’s even more interesting is how she picked the winning numbers. Instead of using random numbers, Mavis chose them based on special dates in her family, like anniversaries. Sadly, she had faced a lot of challenges recently. Her children’s father had passed away in a car accident just a year ago, so she was the sole provider for her family. Money was tight.

Now, with this massive jackpot, her life is about to change in a big way. She didn’t expect to win such a huge amount, so she’ll need some time to get used to her new life and all the amazing things she can do with her newfound wealth. Can you imagine suddenly having so much money?

But there’s one thing Mavis was sure about – she’s not going back to work. She told her boss that she won’t be coming back. That’s a big decision!

However, it’s important to know that even though she won so much money, she won’t get to keep it all. The U.S. government takes a part of it as income tax, which is a bit like a fee you have to pay. Out of her $758.7 million, they’ll take a quarter of it. Mavis had a choice in how to get her money. She could either get it a bit at a time over 29 years or all at once in one big payment. She chose the big payment – $336 million!

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So, Mavis Wanczyk’s story is not just about winning a huge amount of money but also about how life can change dramatically in an instant. Now, she has a world of possibilities ahead of her, and we’ll be watching to see how she uses her newfound wealth.

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