Not only did the person who held the winning Powerball ticket walk away with a windfall.
So did the Massachusetts Lottery thanks to the record-breaking payout.
Lottery Interim Executive Director Mark William Bracken reported during a Tuesday meeting of the Lottery Commission .
The latest fiscal year-to-date figure of $2.55 billion in sales of Massachusetts Lottery products is only about $11.6 million.
This comes after several months of sluggish sales.
The gap between this year's sales and those of last year has narrowed considerably over the past couple of months.