$590 Million Jackpot Claimed by 84-Year-Old Florida Winner

Image: $590 Million Jackpot Claimed by 84-Year-Old Florida Winner Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, left, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son, Scott Mackenzie, June 5, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 04:31 PM

By Ken Mandel

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The $590 million Powerball jackpot, the highest in the lottery's history, has been claimed by one lucky, 84-year-old winner.

The winning ticket was purchased May 18 by Gloria Mackenzie at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla. She didn't attend a Wednesday news conference, but her name was revealed under Florida law.

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Not surprisingly, the octogenarian elected to receive her winnings in one lump sum, worth a pre-tax $370.8 million.

"This would be the sixth Florida Powerball winner and right now, it's the sole winner of the largest ever Powerball jackpot," Florida Lottery official Cindy O'Connell told The Associated Press. "We're delighted right now that we have the sole winner."

More Powerball winners come from Florida than any other state. Zephyrhills, with a population of 13,000, is about 30 miles northeast of Tampa.

The chances of winning were 1 in 175.2 million, the number of different ball combinations. Because 80 percent of the combinations were purchased, lottery executives were confident that someone would claim the prize.

The winning six numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22, and 52, with a Powerball of 11.

Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery told the AP that the Powerball grand prize was being reset to an estimated jackpot of $40 million, or about $25.1 million cash value.

The jackpot bested the $587.6 million Powerball jackpot won by ticket holders in Arizona and Missouri last November, and is second to the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won in March 2012 by three ticket holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

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