The winner of the Powerball lottery has, in an instant, amassed a bigger fortune than some of the biggest celebs in the universe.
Someone in Massachusetts hit the jackpot … $758.7 MILLION. The maximum federal tax rate is just shy of 40% and the max Massachusetts tax rate is a hair over 5%. The winner has chosen the cash payout, so she will score roughly $336 MILLION after taxes. Filthy, stinking rich.
Mavis, who worked at a medical center, quit her job Thursday morning after claiming the winning ticket. Lotto officials estimate she’ll take home $336,350,655 after taxes.
Mavis bought the winning ticket at the Pride Station and Store in Chicopee, MA. She is now the winner of the largest single ticket Powerball jackpot.
She picked the winning numbers based on the birthdays of family members.
As for Mavis, she’s 53, a mother of 2 and single.