Lottery machine retired after printing $758M Powerball winner

August 30th, 2017 11:55 pm

CHICOPEE, Mass. — Lottery ticket buyers hoping to use the same Massachusetts machine as the recent $758.7 million Powerball jackpot winner are out of luck.

The Massachusetts State Lottery has retired the machine that printed the winning ticket belonging to Mavis Wanczyk. The Powerball jackpot she claimed last week is the largest grand prize won by a lottery ticket in U.S. history.

State lottery spokesman Christian Teja tells The Boston Globe the machine was removed from a convenience store in Chicopee on Saturday and was sent to the lottery’s Springfield office for maintenance.

He says there is an appetite to preserve “this piece of lottery history.” He says some interesting ideas have been proposed.

It hasn’t been determined where the machine will go next.

— The Associated Press

Mavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., stands by a poster of her winnings during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters Aug. 24 in Braintree, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_118178387-7cba0d8023bb42fdbd336bb188a8ed34-1-.jpgMavis Wanczyk, of Chicopee, Mass., stands by a poster of her winnings during a news conference where she claimed the $758.7 million Powerball prize at Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters Aug. 24 in Braintree, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


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