The single biggest lottery jackpot winner in history has received her cheque for $758 million (£591m), and told of her shock at her new-found fortune.
Mavis Wanczyck, 53, was asked how she would celebrate, and replied, laughing: “I’m going to go and hide in my bed.”
Ms Wanczyck, who has worked in the same medical centre in Massachusetts for 32 years, said that she had already resigned from her job on fulfilling her “pipe dream”.
“Actually I just happened to find out,” she said, beaming and bashful beside her mother and sister.
“I was leaving work at night. And my colleague Rob said I bet someone won with these numbers, as they could be birthdays.
“And I was reading them out, and I said ‘I’ve won!’
Winner of $758 million US lottery Powerball says she plans to celebrate by hiding in bed