A big star worth millions of dollars — hundreds of millions, in fact — is coming to Beacon Hill this week.
Matt Damon filming a political drama? David Ortiz testifying in favor of a bill banning the lefty shift at Fenway?
The star we’re talking about doesn’t say anything. But it captured the world’s attention last summer when it spit out the winning Powerball ticket that allowed Mavis L. Wanczyk to claim a $758 million jackpot, the largest of its kind ever won by a single player in US lottery history.
The terminal that put Wanczyk in the money, now dubbed “Lucky,” will be on display Thursday at state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg’s office for all comers.
And, Goldberg’s office said in a statement, constituents who swing by her State House office between 2 p.m. Thursday and noon Monday can capture the moment for posterity.
“Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Lucky and take their photo with the budding celebrity at a selfie station complete with handheld props,” the release said.
Lucky was just another terminal pumping out Powerball tickets at Pride Market in Chicopee until August 2017, when Wanczyk purchased her ticket from the machine.
Wanczyk, a mother of two who worked at Mercy Medical Center before the windfall, told reporters during an August news conference that she wanted to “just sit back and relax” in the wake of her massive haul.
“I want to just be me and be alone and . . . figure out what I want to do,” Wanczyk said.
She chose to collect her prize in a lump sum instead of monthly payments, so the payout came to $480 million, or $336 million after taxes.
Dan Truong, a spokesman for Goldberg, said in an e-mail that neither Wanczyk nor the proprietor of Pride Market will be on hand to greet the public during Lucky’s debut under the Golden Dome.
“But, if you do stop by tomorrow you could take a selfie with Lucky for good luck,” Truong wrote.
There was no word on whether any lawmakers up for reelection this year plan to hobnob with Lucky.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.