Man's 'act of kindness' nets 84-yr-old Florida woman $590 mln Powerball jackpot

Washington, June 6 (ANI): An 84-year old woman in Florida has won the 590 million dollars Powerball bonanza.

The elderly woman, Gloria C. Mackenzie, revealed that she bought the winning ticket when another person waiting to buy a ticket let her jump the line.

According to ABC News, Mackenzie 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 that she bought the winning ticket as a single ticket, even though she bought four other tickets before the drawing.

Her statement added that they are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida jackpot.

Lottery spokeswoman Cynthia O'Connell said that the winner opted to take the lump sum cash payout of 370.8 million dollars, before taxes, instead of 30 annual payments of 19 million dollars.

Mackenzie will be joining the exclusive club of 100 people who have become millionaires after winning the massive lottery, the report added. (ANI)


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