CHICOPEE, MA—Just two days after taking home the largest jackpot prize won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history, Mavis Wanczyk is broke and has filed for bankruptcy, sources confirmed Friday.
“I claimed my winnings on Wednesday and since then my life has just fallen apart,” a teary eyed Wanczyk told reporters from her foreclosed 50,000 square foot mansion as both of her new Bugatti Chirons were being towed away in the background. “Just in the last 48 hours, I lost $100 million at a casino, accidentally left another $100 million at a strip club, I’ve been robbed 17 times, three family members have tried to have me killed, and I’ve filed for bankruptcy.”
“You see these stories about the lottery ruining people’s lives, but sheesh, I didn’t know it would happen so fast,” she added.
At publishing time, sources report that Wanczyk is trying to get her job back at Mercy Medical Center, which she quit after learning she had won the Powerball.