We'll turn to that powerball surprise. The big winner of a $590 million jackpot comes forward. Got a lucky ticket after another player said, "after you." Paula faris has the story. And the winner of... See More
We'll turn to that powerball surprise. The big winner of a $590 million jackpot comes forward. Got a lucky ticket after another player said, "after you." Paula faris has the story. And the winner of the $590 million jackpot is mrs. Gloria C. MacKENZIE, 84 YEARS OF AGE. Reporter: After more thank two weeks of intrigue, the $590 million mystery is over. The largest single winner in the history of american lotteries is a quiet retiree, an octogenarian, mother of four who bought the lucky ticket at her local florida supermarket. She dodged the press after claiming her prize but offered this little nugget through lottery officials. She did ask that I share this statement with you. While in line at publix another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in purchase the winning quick-pick ticket. Reporter: Mindy crindell says she was the person and happy that her 10-year-old daughter mallory who was with her in that line lerred a valuable lesson. Yeah, sometimes it's better to be patient than rich. That's right. I knew no matter what, we were teaching our daughter the right thing. Reporter: Mackenzie is taking the lump sum cash payment worth around $370 million before taxes. Meaning she'll have more money than britney spears, tom cruise and oprah made last year combined. She currently lives in this modest home, a tiny two-room duplex with a tin roof off a two-lane country road but chances are, this lucky lady could be ready for an upgrade, maybe even turning those shiny new pennies into the penthouse of her dreams. Her family joked that the lady she allowed to cut in line was going to win the powerball and she replied, yeah, right, no one is going to win from tiny little zephyrhills.
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