Celebrate International Woman’s Day With A Lottery Win

Happy International Women's Day to all our online lottery players at PlayUSALotteries! It is your day, and you should celebrate, and let’s face it there would be no better way to celebrate than with a seriously big US Powerball jackpot!

f there’s been a theme to 2018, it’s that woman all over the world are speaking up and making sure their voices are heard, which is exactly why International Women’s Day is so important, as it was created to show respect, appreciation, and love towards women.

International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the world on March 8, every year in honour of the fairer sex remarkable contribution to our society.

International Woman’s day also commemorates the inspiring role of women around the world who secure and stand up for women’s rights and build more equitable societies.

International Womans Day 8 March 2018

Woman – the power to create, nurture and transform!

When we think of ‘woman’ we think of images of selfless love, care and affection. At the same time, we also think of women who have the power to ignite the spirit of hope.

Big Jackpots Won By Woman

If you had to ask the question, how do you choose your lottery winning numbers, most men would more than likely tell you they either don’t give it much thought and just buy a Quickpick Powerball ticket, or they go all out, bring out the excel spreadsheet they complied with the entire draw history segmented into various columns; hot numbers, cold numbers, most frequently drawn numbers etc. Then and only then do they take the odds into consideration, how much they are willing to fork out to get the best return for the money and so on.

Woman on the other hand, think with their hearts, and when it comes down to picking a number, loved one’s birthdays, anniversaries and special dates spring to mind first.

If you think its utter nonsense let’s test this little theory and take a look at some of the biggest jackpot wins won by woman, and see if we can ascertain how they picked their lucky lotto numbers to secure themselves and their loved ones the best possible future.

Mavis Wanczyk

August 23, 2017 - $758.7 million Powerball

Nurturing, Mavis Wanczyk, a hospital worker won the largest single-ticket prize in US lottery history worth $758.7 million on the US Powerball.

Like just about all lottery jackpot winners she took the lump-sum pay-out of $480 million.

About a month before Lady Luck smiled down on Mavis, she posted on Facebook that she needed a vacation. “And by ‘vacation,”’ the post read, “I mean I need to move away and find a new job. On a beach. With rum.”

International Womans Day

Big-hearted Mavis got exactly that, and the minute she found out that she had won the lottery, she told her employer she wouldn’t be going back to work.

“I called and told them I will not be coming back. The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax.”

Apparently the night before the draw, while leaving work, she told her friend, “It’s never going to be me. It’s just a pipe dream that I’ve always had.” Not long after that remark, she double checked her lottery tickets and realized she had won the largest ever usa lotto jackpot won with a single ticket.

Wanczyk worked for 32 years in a clerical job in the nursing department at Mercy Medical Centre in Springfield, and has two adult children, a daughter and a son.

But one question remains, “How did she pick her lucky lotto numbers?” By using birthdays to of course!

Gloria Mackenzie

May 18, 2013 - $590.5 million Powerball


Gloria MacKenzie

Golden Ticket

After hiding in the shadows, 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie of Florida came forward with the help of her son Scott and a legal team to claim her (at the time), the biggest jackpot ever won. To put her lotto jackpot into perspective, her city’s entire budget is a fraction of her prize.

She Beat Odds of 1 in 175 Million

Talking about beating the odds, Ms McKenzie bought a single Powerball Quickpick ticket. With the jackpot rolling over and eventually breaking the record, lottery officials reported that 80 percent of all possible combinations had been purchased before the drawing.

Her single quickpick Powerball lottery ticket was amongst those and beat a possible 175 million combinations.
Part of the story at the time was that while in line at Publix, another lottery player was kind enough to let her go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning quick-pick ticket.

Marie Holmes

February 11, 2015 - $564 million Powerball

Mary Holmes

One In A Million

“There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”

Winning the lottery is a dream come true for most, but for Mary Homes, a single mother, struggling to make ends meet winning the lottery would change her life and those around her for good. This is why the struggling mom in Shallotte, North Carolina, too her chances of winning a jackpot regardless of the fact that it was 1 in 175 million. She hit the BIG one and won $188 million Powerball jackpot. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it.”

After living in poverty, struggling to pay the bills for her children she worked several jobs to keep the household afloat. Marie Holmes became an instant millionaire, and like any lady she wanted to look attractive when claiming her lottery prize. She wore a nice white suit and smiled beautifully for the cameras.

Like every parent in the world, we want the best for our children, which is why she told lottery officials, “Everything is all for them” said the single mom. All the struggle that I ever went through, it was all for them. I want them to understand that money doesn’t change you, but it can help you. So they don’t have to worry about debt, none of that. They can go to college, all on me.”

When talking about “the struggle,” Marie Holmes was not only referring to financial problems. Apparently, her father had been in and out of prison, but the loving mother promised to put her children’s interests first.

Besides her taking care of her four children, Marie Holmes did plan to make a large donation to her local church. After all, her pastor, Kevin Matthews, was a close friend who was always there for her through hard times. He gave her advice and counselled her without wanting anything in return, which is the way a devoted pastor is supposed to be, right? Well, why do we get the feeling that this is where things take a turn for the worse for Marie Holmes and her millions of dollars?

It truly is a selfless deed to help out your town, whether it is through financial donations or community services. Marie Holmes was trying to do an honourable thing. After all, she loved her neighbourhood and her church. It was called the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and she told the pastor she was donating 10% of her winnings to his establishment. This calculated to around $1.5 million. He later tried to sue for an additional $10 million, but failed. Listening to this man, we can see why she backed off, and gave him just enough and no more.

She also purchased a home for her mother in Seattle.

Patricia Busking

August 11, 2017 - $393 million Mega Millions

Out of body experience

Retired health care worker doesn’t play the lottery all the time, “just when it gets big.” On Aug. 11, the Mega Millions pot was big - $393 million big, which is why she bought a ticket while she stopped in at a burger joint to pick up some steak sandwiches.

"It was surreal," Busking said of the moment she looked down at her ticket and realized she'd won. "It was an out-of-body experience when I saw all those numbers that matched."

Patricia claimed her prize the same week the record $758.7 million Powerball jackpot was won by fellow lady lotto player Mavis Wanczyk.

Jane Doe

$559.7 Million US Powerball

Winning millions of dollars playing the lottery is a big deal. So big in fact that not everyone is comfortable with the entire world knowing that that you've won it. A woman who we shall call Jane Doe out of respect in New Hampshire is fighting for the right to stay anonymous. The case is still ongoing and we are sure that you in agreement with us that this should in fact be her choice.  Stay tuned for further updates regarding this case.

Play the Lottery Online

With a whole host of seriously huge lotto jackpots currently on offer here at, if you still haven’t started playing the lottery online, you better do so right away. Why? Well, for starters it’s International Woman’s Day and we all have that special lady in our lives that could do with spoiling!

Play the lottery online today – and make tomorrow the first day to a brand new life with millions of Dollars, Euro’s and Pounds at your disposal.

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