Unfortunately for Siouxland Powerball players, it looks like the $758,700,000 jackpot was drawn in Massachusetts on Wednesday. The winner, a 53-year-old named Mavis Wanczyk, immediately set about quitting her job. 

Wanczyk's victory brings the jackpot down to a meager $40 million. 

The odds of winning the lottery are notoriously slim -- proverbially, almost anything is more likely than winning. 

So how many people win the Powerball in a given year? 

2017: According to the Powerball website, five people have won the Powerball this year, including Wanczyk. 

The other four, in chronological order, are: February 22, Indiana, anonymous winner, $435 million; March 22, Wisconsin, Mai Xiong winner, $156 million; April 1, Arizona, anonymous winner, $60 million; June 10, California, Jeff Lindsay winner, $447 million. 

2016: Nine people won the Powerball last year, including the three separate tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee that split a jackpot of over $1.5 billion on January 13. 

2015: 14 people won the Powerball in 2015, including three people in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, who split a jackpot of over $500 million. 

2014: 11 people won the Powerball in 2014. 

2013: 18 people won the Powerball in 2013, including a two-way split for a $122 million jackpot, a three-way split for a $448 million jackpot, and another three-way split for a $50 million jackpot. One of the three tickets for the $50 million prize, sold in Florida, has gone unclaimed to this day. 

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