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'Omg': People React to Crazy Powerball Mix-Up

The Massachusetts State Lottery originally said the winning $758.7 million ticket was sold in Watertown, not Chicopee



    Lottery Mix-Up: $758.7M Powerball Ticket Sold in Chicopee

    The winning ticket in Wednesday night's $758 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Massachusetts, according to state lottery officials. (Published Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017)

    Early Thursday morning, the Massachusetts State Lottery said the winning $758.7 million ticket was sold at Handy Variety in Watertown, however, the agency later said it made a mistake and the winning ticket was actually sold at Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

    Following the crazy mix-up, people took to social media to discuss the incident.

    "Omg," Shelley Christopher-Roy posted on Facebook.

    "All the media rushing from #Watertown to #Chicopee lol," Keith J. Finks posted on Twitter.

    Sandra Carter added, "So dumb!"

    "The Mass Lottery, The Steve Harvey of Lottery Commissions. #Powerball #Chicopee #Watertown #MassLottery #Massachusetts," @JarvisOn929 tweeted.

    The name of the winner is not yet known.


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