Jackpot mistake! Lottery reported wrong location for sale of winning ticket

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BRAINTREE, Mass. — The Massachusetts State Lottery issued a correction at 7:50 a.m. saying the ticket that won the Powerball jackpot was not actually sold in Watertown.

The winner was sold in Chicopee, lottery spokesperson Christian Teja said.

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The correction came more than seven hours after the Lottery reported that the winner was sold at Handy Variety in Watertown. The ticket sold there was worth $1 million, however, and not the historic $758 million jackpot.

In fact, the store that sold the lone jackpot winner was the Pride Station & Store location at 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee, Teja said.

Lottery officials said this is the largest jackpot won by a single ticket in North American lottery history. It was also the second-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.

Six other tickets won $2 million apiece in Wednesday’s drawing, and 34 more are worth $1 million, including two sold in Massachusetts. In addition to the store in Watertown, the other $1 million ticket was sold at Sandy’s Variety, located at 378 Washington St. in Dorchester.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.