The lottery terminal that made Mavis Wanczyk rich is going on tour.
Lottery officials said the machine that printed out Wanczyk’s record-setting $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket — which they’ve affectionately nicknamed “Lucky” — will be making appearances in each of the lottery’s regional offices over the next five weeks.
In an effort to “spread some joy this holiday season,” lottery officials are inviting the public to take selfies with the recently retired machine.
“Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Lucky and take their photo with the budding celebrity at a selfie station complete with a holiday backdrop and handheld props,” lottery officials said.
The lottery announced the following dates for Lucky’s holiday tour: From Nov. 20 to 24 at the New Bedford Regional Office (200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard); from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 at the Springfield Regional Office (20 Fort St.); from Dec. 4 to 8 at the Worcester Regional Office (151 West Boylston Drive); from Dec. 11 to 15 at the Woburn Regional Office (11 Cummings Park); and from Dec. 18 to 22 the Lottery’s Braintree Headquarters (60 Columbian St.).
Lucky made history this summer when Wanczyk purchased her ticket for the Aug. 23 Powerball drawing at Pride Station & Store in Chicopee. Lottery officials said that winning ticket yielded the largest jackpot prize ever won on a single ticket in US lottery history.
Lottery spokesman Christian Teja said the response to Lucky’s holiday tour has been very positive.
“The public interest in this has far exceeded our expectations,” he said. “Shortly after posting a photo of the terminal on social media, it literally began to take on a life of its own and it became clear that our players would welcome the opportunity to see this piece of lottery history and hopefully receive some luck of their own.”