The $759 Million Powerball Winner Quit Her Job Almost Immediately
The 53-year-old hospital worker from Massachusetts who won yesterday’s $758.7 million Powerball jackpot barely wasted any time before quitting her day job.
Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass has 32 years of employment at Mercy Medical Center under her belt, and said it was her dream to retire early, the Washington Post reports. So after she realized she won the jackpot—the largest single-ticket lottery payout ever in the U.S.—on Wednesday night, she informed her boss that she wouldn’t be returning.
Wanczyk found out that she won when she was leaving work with a firefighter and talked with him about the jackpot, the AP reports. After the life-changing revelation, the firefighter made sure Wanczyk got back to her house safe and sound.