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An elderly Florida woman has claimed the $590 million Powerball bonanza and revealed that she bought the winning ticket when another person waiting to buy a ticket let her jump the line.
Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills, Fla., was named the winner of the largest Powerball jackpot in history, but was not present at the televised press conference.
Florida Lottery officials read a statement from her in which the elderly woman said:
"We bought the winning ticket as a single ticket, even though we bought four other tickets before the drawing. While in line at Publix another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket.
84 eh? Man...I bet you the Fed gets the bulk of that money after she dies lol
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by Gazrok
According to the interview on GMA this morning it was a woman accompanied by her young daughter who let the winner go ahead of them. The lady said it taught her child a valuable lesson about kindness being more important than money or something to that effect. Nice answer for the news cameras, but you know she has to be kicking herself!
Until that time I hope she truly enjoys herself; is smart about her new found wealth; and I am hoping very much she is not an easy target for scammers.
Originally posted by Gazrok
She seems to have spent the time to find a planner, lawyer, etc. Personally, I hope she surrounds herself with a bunch of 20 something oiled up cabana boys who hand feed her grapes, while she lives out her last years Betty White style....