Watertown’s Handy Variety was briefly the scene of excitement Thursday morning when they thought the store had sold one of the biggest winning lottery tickets in history, until it was revealed Mass. Lottery officials made mistake and the store only sold a $1 million ticket.
The owners of the store remained upbeat, however. Marjeet Paaur Khan told NECN that she and her family are “still happy,” with selling the million dollar ticket.
Had the store sold the $758 million winning Powerball ticket, the owners would have received $50,000. Instead they will receive $10,000 for selling the $1 million winner.
The winner of the big jackpot was Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee. She announced she quit her job as a hospital worker and decided to take the lump sum payment, which will be about $366 million after taxes, according to a CNBC report.