The $758.7 million Powerball winning ticket was sold at Handy Variety in Watertown, Massachusetts, the Mass. State Lottery announced. Handy Variety is a small convenience store that’s about to get a lot of attention.
Here’s more about Handy Variety and the winning ticket.
Handy Variety Is a Small Convenience Store Near Boston
According to Handy Variety’s webpage, Handy Variety is a convenience store established in 2002 in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Groupon describes Handy Variety this way: “No matter the craving, Handy Variety’s fantastic convenient store has the goods to satisfy in Watertown. Drive to Handy Variety and find parking in the area. This convenience store has every odd and end you need. Stop by Handy Variety today.”
Watertown, MA, where the convenience store is located, is part of the Greater Boston area. The population was 31,915 as of the 2010 census. Technically, it’s called “The Town of Watertown” and is one of only 14 Massachusetts municipalities that have been granted city governance but still have “the town of” in its name.
It’s located six miles northwest of Boston in Middlesex County.
Handy Variety Has a Small, Homey Feel
Handy Variety is a small store with a homey feel. Here are some photos of Handy Variety:
It currently doesn’t have any ratings on Yelp, but that might change soon.
This Was the Single Largest Winning Ticket Sold in North American Lottery History
This was the largest jackpot won by a single ticket holder in North American lottery history.
The reason the $1.6 billion Powerball isn’t the largest single ticket, even though it was the largest jackpot in Powerball’s history, is because that Powerball jackpot was split among three winning tickets.