A woman has literally hit the jackpot – winning the second-largest lottery prize in US history!
The 53-year-old mother-of-two from Chicopee, Massachusetts won a whopping $US758 million, immediately calling her long-time employer to tell them she wouldn’t be coming back.
“Last night, it was kind of like — I didn’t realize I had won,” the lucky winner told reporters.
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“Now, it’s like I am a winner, and I’m scared. But I’ll be okay.
“I had a pipe dream, and my pipe dream finally came true”.
— Samantha Fenlon (@SFenlonABC6) August 24, 2017
The ecstatic woman said she picked the winning numbers 6, 7, 16, 23, 26, and 4 based on her relatives’ birthdays.
She says the first thing she wants to do now is “just sit back and relax”.
Local media say the total jackpot payout is estimated to be about $US443m after tax.