Transcript for Florida Powerball Winner, 84, Claims $590-Million Prize
Welcome. -- secretaries at the O'Connell also glad to have you here today. Thank you for joining us as we are making history of the Florida lottery headquarters. Today and we do often -- have a whole lot of winners in Florida. Saturday may taint the multi -- powerball game -- drawing right here in this building. For a 590. Million dollar jackpot. The largest jackpot ever offered any games is 21 year history. As you know -- one lucky Florida ticket was the sole winner of the jackpot. Making it the largest -- lottery ticket ever. In American lottery history. Today I had the news we've all been waiting for the winner has come forward. The ticket has been validated that lottery headquarters. And the winner of the 590. Million dollar jackpot fits mrs. Gloria C McKinsey. 84 years of age as zephyr hills Florida. Mrs. McKenzie has elected to receive the winnings and at one time lump sum payment. 378096780. Million dollars before taxes. This is in -- -- of receiving thirty annual payments. Of 191000683. Before taxes. Mrs. McKenzie has declined to the opportunity to speak with the media today however. She did after that share the statement with you. We bought the winning ticket as a single ticket -- now we bought four other tickets before the drawing. While in line at public's. Another lottery player was kind enough. To let me go ahead of them online to purchase that when he quick pick tickets. We are grateful for this blessing -- winning the Florida -- powerball jackpot. And appreciate the interests of the public state of Florida and the lottery. We had to everyone would give us an opportunity. To maintain our privacy for our families benefit. If you have any -- inquiries -- questions you make contact our representatives but the law firm of -- Abraham. Writer McCormick and Johnson. For the financial planning firm. Men advisory services both at Jacksonville Florida.
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