84 Year Old Widow Claims Powerball Jackpot
Last week an 84 year old Florida widow came forward to claim the massive $590 million Powerball jackpot.
Gloria C. MacKenzie decided to take the lump sum prize money of just over $370 million, after federal taxes this will leave her with around $278 million according to lottery officials. After collecting her winnings MacKenzie made a quiet exit from the lottery headquarters without speaking to reporters. She was accompanied to the lottery offices by two unidentified attorneys.
MacKenzie bought her winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in her home town. In a statement MacKenzie said she had bought the ticket after another customer “was kind enough to le tme go ahead in line.”
She went on to say that, “We are grateful with this blessing of winning the Florida Lottery Powerball jackpot. We hope that everyone would give us the opportunity to maintain our privacy for our family’s benefit.”
MacKenzie’s neighbour James Hill said that “She didn’t say anything about it. She’s so quiet and secluded. She’s usually in the house. I’m very happy for her. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. She was always pleasant and smiling.”