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UPDATE: Winner of $590M Powerball jackpot is 84-year-old

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 11:26:01-04


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - 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 winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a town of about 13,300 people located 30 miles 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.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Lottery says the winner of the $590 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize.

Lottery officials say they'll hold an afternoon press conference on Wednesday, though the winner will not attend.

Officials say it's the largest sole winner in U.S. history. The winner's identity has been a mystery since the drawing on May 18. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla.