Mavis Wanczyk, 53, who has won the gigantic $758.7 million Powerball jackpot of Wednesday night drawing, life has been completely changed since she had learned that she has won the prize and created the history.
Jason Kurland who is an attorney at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman which is a law firm in East Meadow, New York said, “She better get ready. She’s going to be hit up for investment opportunities, charity requests, even people she knows are going to come to her.”
Kurland said, “She has an insane amount of money now.”
The odds of winning the Wednesday night’s drawing is 1 in 292.2 million. Wanczyk won the largest winning prize on a single ticket in the history of the game. She won the undivided single ticket Powerball jackpot. Around 10 million other lottery tickets won the prizes of more than $135 million.
According to the Massachusetts law, the law requires revealing the identity of the Powerball jackpot winner. In the past several recipients made trust and has a trustee accept the winning prize to protect.
Wanczyk who worked as a hospital employee in Chicopee, Massachusetts has made a mistake, she failed to protect her identity. She has quit her hospital worker job on Friday after she learned that she had won $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. The winners are able to claim their winning prize within a full year as the state allows it.
According to Kurland, hire an attorney would be the best option for Wanczyk. Kurland said, “Her life will be much easier if she can hide behind someone else, so to speak, when she gets all these calls and questions.”
Kurland said, “She’s now one of the world’s wealthiest people and she has to start acting like it.”
Wanczyk chose the payment of $480.5 million and refuse to go to the option of 30 payments over 29 years. In order to protect her wealth, she needs to appoint a professional team including an accountant and a financial advisor to guide her.