Florida Powerball Winner claims $590 million
Last month, a woman from Florida won a huge jackpot. The winning of this lucky winner was $ 370 million.
As secretary of the lottery said, Gloria C. MacKenzie did not want to share her winnings for a few payments and immediately decided to take the full amount.
Mrs. Mackenzie took part in the conference for the winners. There she had been handed a check celebrations. She decided to wear sunglasses and came to the conference with her son. Gloria did not want to comment her victory and left without saying anything to reporters.
A little later, she still made a statement, said that it has agreed to share her winnings with her son. Before this victory, she had bought four tickets, and they were both without a win.
She said she bought the ticket at a grocery store and missed it go to the checkout queue. So she was lucky to quickly and without queuing to buy a lucky prize.
The public lottery of Florida considers this award as the most successful in history. Gloria was grateful for this prize, which she can share with her son.
Mrs MacKenzie hired a financial adviser and a lawyer to properly and according to the law to calculate all the costs.
Following a statement by Gloria many journalists wanted to know the details of her comments. They sat outside her house and waited for her appearance.
The journalists decided to ask her neighbors. They said that she was very private woman but sometimes goes outside to go to the store and walk. Mrs MacKenzie is always very good and kind to all.
Her house is very simple and is located in the area of pre-fabricated houses. Around the house there is a chain-link fence, the roof is sheet-metal and a small old TV antenna.
She has lived in that area for about 10 years. Gloria lived there with her husband, Ralph, but he died in 2005. Her son lives with his family.
Her husband’s brother, Robert, said that the couple met after World War II, where Ralph was an officer in the Navy. After the war, Ralph went to work at the paper factory and worked there for almost 40 years.
Before moving to the city they lived in a small town with a population of 2,000 people. There a couple raised four children and then they decided to move. Daughter and son were living there, another son migrated to Florida. Robert does not know exactly, but the other daughter lives out of state, perhaps in Massachusetts.
Lottery officials said that the winner should officially declare victory. The publicity in the news will be made only after a personal application Gloria.
This woman was very lucky to win a big jackpot, because the odds of winning are 1 in 170 million.
The gain in the lottery last year was not so great but also very impressed. The amount of the payoff was almost 588 millions.
In March this year it was just two winners, which was very lucky to win the largest jackpot in US history. That win was very big, but it shared the two winners from different states.