Paramedic from Massachusetts won the lottery the largest amount in history

Paramedic from Massachusetts won the lottery the largest amount in history

WASHINGTON, 24 Aug — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The organizers of the Powerball lottery called the owner of the winning 758,7 million dollars — she was the paramedic from Massachusetts Mavis Wanchic, told CNN.

This is the largest amount in history, is won by one person, although not the largest jackpot. 2015 Powerball passes under the new rules, which increased the number of jackpots, but lowered the already low odds of one particular ticket to win. If before the probability of winning estimated at 1 to 179 million, now 1 to 292 million.

Wanchic, who has two adult children, said he was in shock when I realized that I had won the jackpot. From work it drove a colleague to make sure Wanink all right.

JUST IN: Lottery officials reveal Mavis Wanczyk as the winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot.

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The winner of the lottery will not receive the full amount because lottery winnings are subject to income tax at the highest rate of 39.6%. Wanchic have a choice to get the full amount of the prize excluding taxes annual payments for 30 years or just get your hands on 480,5 million. Almost all winners take the discounted payoff.

For comparison, the average American house has an area of 230 square meters costs about 300 thousand dollars, a new car — an average of about 35 thousand, trained at Harvard with accommodation — about 65 thousand dollars a year.