By Alicia Adamczyk
August 24, 2017

The winner of the largest single lottery prize in U.S. history has already quit her day job, the Associated Press reports.

Fifty-three-year-old Mavis Wanczyk, a now-former hospital worker in Chicopee, Mass., claimed the Powerball jackpot, which climbed to a near-record $758.7 million Wednesday night. She reportedly took the lump sum, which netted her $336 million after taxes.

Wanczyk told the AP she thought winning the lottery was “a pipe dream.” But once she got over the initial shock and relaxed for a bit, she “called work to let them know she won’t be back.”

The largest ever jackpot was $1,586,400,000 in 2016. It was split three ways, with each of the winners (two couples and a woman) taking home $327.8 million.

(Mavis, if you’re reading this, MONEY has some advice on what to do with your windfall.)

 

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