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“I was just there to buy it for luck. I’ll just go in and maybe it will be me, maybe it won’t. It was just chance, a chance I had to take,” she said.Wanczyk said winning the lottery has always been a “pipe dream” and she would buy tickets for fun. She was leaving work with a friend when she pulled out her ticket to check the numbers.”I said, ‘I have that . I have that . I have that!’ And he said, ‘Let me see that ticket . You just won!’ And I said, ‘You’re kidding me!'” she said.Wanczyk, a mother of two who claimed her prize Thursday with her mother and sisters, said she is a regular lottery player, but usually plays scratch tickets and Keno.Wanczyk said the first thing she wants to do is sit back and relax and figure out what she wants to do.She said she contacted Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, her employer of 32 years.”I called them and said I would not be coming back,” she said.Wanczyk said she picked the numbers herself, which were a combination of birthdays and other special numbers.Lottery officials said she chose to take a lump sum payment of $480 million, or $336 million after taxes.The introduction came after a mistake by the Massachusetts State Lottery that announced the winning ticket was sold by a store in Watertown, only to issue a correction a few hours later saying the ticket was purchased in Chicopee.”When manually recording the names of the retailers that sold the jackpot winning ticket and the $1 million winning tickets, the information was transcribed incorrectly,” Michael Sweeney, executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery said in a statement. “We apologize for the confusion this created and remain thrilled that a jackpot winning ticket and two $1 million winning tickets were sold here in Massachusetts.”The correction came more than seven hours after the Lottery reported that the winner was sold at Handy Variety in Watertown. The ticket sold there was worth $1 million, however, and not the historic $758 million jackpot.”I think this person from my quick interaction with her is a typical Massachusetts resident. My perception of her is that she is a hard working individual,” Sweeney said. that the store had actually sold that ticket. on Wednesday.The Chicopee store will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket, and Bolduc said they plan to donate all of that money to local charities.”I’m just really glad that the winning ticket is from Massachusetts. I think that’s terrific,” said Gov. Charlie Baker.Lottery officials said this is the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in North American lottery history. It was also the second largest Powerball jackpot ever.The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.Six other tickets won $2 million apiece in Wednesday’s drawing, and 34 more are worth $1 million, including two sold in Massachusetts. In addition to the store in Watertown, the other $1 million ticket was sold at Sandy’s Variety, located at 378 Washington St. in Dorchester.