Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Gloria Mackenzie, a 84 year old Florida woman claims massive Powerball pot, $590 million Powerball jackpot - Any men looking for a SUGAR MOMMA?

(CNN) -- Somewhere, someone is kicking themselves for being nice to a little old lady.
Gloria Mackenzie, 84, came forward to claim the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot, more than two weeks after the $590.5 million Powerball drawing on May 18, Florida Lottery officials announced Wednesday. She passed up a payout spread over 30 years for a somewhat smaller one-time lump sum, pocketing $370.9 million before taxes, Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell.

Mackenzie bought her winning ticket at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, north of Tampa. She did not appear at Wednesday's announcement, but in a statement O'Connell read to reporters, she said it was the fifth ticket she'd purchased for that drawing.

"While in line at Publix, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning quick-pick ticket," Mackenzie said.


"We are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida Lottery Powerball jackpot and appreciate the interest of the public, the state of Florida and the lottery. We hope that everyone will give us the opportunity to maintain our privacy for our family's benefit."

The amount of the prize ballooned to $590 million as the drawing approached, with Florida lottery officials selling about $45,000 worth of tickets an hour at the peak. That total was surpassed only by a $656 million Mega Millions drawing in March 2012, split among winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.


Mackenzie was accompanied by her son, a "trusted family friend and her legal and financial advisers" when she came in to the lottery's Tallahassee headquarters to get her winning ticket validated, O'Connell said. She said Mackenzie waited "to make sure they were ready to handle the types of responsibility that come with that kind of a jackpot win."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to slap her. I could've used the money.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

I'd throw one her way.

Anonymous said...

For 370 million I'd turn lesbo.

Anonymous said...

I'll knock the dust off of that old saggy cooter for some millions

Anonymous said...

"I'd like to slap her. I could've used the money"...

Offer to go down on her and she might throw you a stray million or two...

Anonymous said...

Just imagine, its all going to be thrown away at the worst fraud in human history... church!

Anonymous said...

God Bless Her!

SpankDaddy said...

You are never too old to be a SpankDaddy female devotee.

Anonymous said...

Y'all just can't be happy for her.......glad none of you selfish people won !!!!!!!!!

Mr. SouthSide said...

I think she should come to Beatrice's. She would have dozens of marriage proposals. She could pick the best one---well, maybe the least worse one.