Last night’s Powerball jackpot rose to a second largest ever $758 million, and the winning ticket was sold here in the Baystate. The winning numbers are 6-7-16-23-26 Powerball 4
According to Mass. Lottery officials, the winning ticket matching all 5 numbers and the Powerball was sold in Chicopee, MA at Pride Gas Station on Montgomery St. The store receives a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials originally stated the winning ticket was sold at Handy Variety in Watertown, but that was later corrected to say the winning ticket had been sold in Chicopee.
The winner(s) will have to decide whether to take a one-time cash payout of $480 million or 30 payments of about $25 million each, before taxes.
There was one winning ticket, making this the largest lottery ever won by a single ticket in North America according to Mass Lottery spokesman Christian Teja. There were two $ 1million winners sold in Mass., one in Dorchester and one in Watertown.