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84 Year Old Grandma Wins $590 Mil Powerball

Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:17 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The winner of last month’s $590 million Powerball jackpot is an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Fla.


Florida Lottery officials made the announcement Wednesday after Gloria C. Mackenzie came forward to claim the prize. They say Mackenzie took the single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes.

Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history. She did not speak to reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving in a silver Ford Focus with family members.

The woman, who took the smaller lump-sum payment option, came to Tallahassee with her son and two attorneys.

The winning ticket was sold on May 18 at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, a town of just over 13,300 people northeast of Tampa. It is best known for bottled spring water that bears its name.

The winner had 60 days from the May 18 drawing to claim the lump sum and could have waited until mid-November to claim annual cash payments.

Re: 84 Year Old Grandma Wins $590 Mil Powerball

Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:17 am

Uh....Hi Grandma ! It's me !! I Missed you Soooooooooooooooooooooooo Much !!! :lol: :lol:

Re: 84 Year Old Grandma Wins $590 Mil Powerball

Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:18 pm

Good for her...take the lump sum and enoy it!

Re: 84 Year Old Grandma Wins $590 Mil Powerball

Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:45 pm

my auntie has been missing from my life for years. I recognized her on the news, she's a $590 mil. lottery winner. I wonder what she'll do when i show up on her doorstep and yell "Auntie...i've found you!"
Think she'll put me in her will???

Re: 84 Year Old Grandma Wins $590 Mil Powerball

Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:24 pm

elvisbot wrote:my auntie has been missing from my life for years. I recognized her on the news, she's a $590 mil. lottery winner. I wonder what she'll do when i show up on her doorstep and yell "Auntie...i've found you!"
Think she'll put me in her will???




Your chances are as good as mine. :smt003