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One Brother Wins $7, the Other $291M

'He's not going to worry about anything'

(Newser) - Two Pennsylvania brothers each recently bought winning Powerball tickets while on vacation in Florida. Bob Stocklas won $7. Brother James Stocklas did a bit better, winning $291 million, CNN reports. To mark the occasion, the Florida Lottery printed up two giant novelty checks, one for Bob's paltry payout and... More »

Mystery Woman Picks Up Whole Restaurant's Tab

The $590M question: Was it Powerball winner Gloria MacKenzie?

(Newser) - Plant City, Florida, is abuzz over a random act of kindness—possibly at the hands of the biggest solo lottery winner in US history. A woman who apparently looked like 84-year-old Gloria MacKenzie had an early-bird dinner at BuddyFreddy's on Sunday, leaving the restaurant with her two companions around... More »

Biggest Solo Lottery Winner in US History Is 84

Florida woman claims $590M Powerball jackpot

(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... More »

A Small-Town Mystery: Who Won $590M Powerball?

Zephyrhills residents wonder if they know jackpot winner

(Newser) - As the winner of the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot wonders whether to take the annuity or a $370 million lump sum, the people of Zephyrhills are wondering who among them may now be incredibly rich. The winning ticket was sold in a Publix supermarket in the Florida town, population... More »

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