Biggest Solo Lottery Winner in US History Is 84

Florida woman claims $590M Powerball jackpot
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2013 2:56 PM CDT
This May 19 file photo shows the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., where the winning ticket was sold.   (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)
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(Newser) – The suspense is over: An 84-year-old Florida woman has come forward to claim last month's $590 million Powerball jackpot, reports the Tampa Tribune. Gloria C. MacKenzie will take a lump-sum payout of $371 million before taxes, making her the biggest solo lottery winner in US history, reports AP. She is a resident of the small town of Zephyrhills, where the winning ticket was sold at a supermarket. Lottery officials say another customer let MacKenzie step ahead in line before she bought the winning ticket with a quick-pick, reports USA Today. MacKenzie left with family members after claiming the prize in Tallahassee and didn't speak to reporters. (Read more Powerball stories.)

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