Meet the 84-Year-Old Winner of the $590M Powerball Lottery

by Adam Benjamin | June 6, 2013 10:29 am

Meet the 84-Year-Old Winner of the $590M Powerball Lottery

Powerball 112512L 300x168 Meet the 84 Year Old Winner of the $590M Powerball Lottery[1]Gloria MacKenzie won the largest undivided lottery jackpot of all time.

The Florida resident, a retiree, accepted the prize as a lump sum of $370 million — $278 million after taxes, according to Washington Post[2]. Yes, that’s less than half of the advertised jackpot, but don’t feel sorry for her, because that’s still a quarter of a billion dollars.

In a remarkably sensible move, MacKenzie resisted the urge to pop multiple bottles of champagne at the lottery offices, instead leaving officials with a statement that expressed her gratitude and asked for the public to respect her privacy.

Adam Benjamin is an Assistant Editor of InvestorPlace.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Powerball-112512L.jpg
  2. Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fla-widow-84-steps-forward-to-claim-590m-jackpot-then-leaves-pleading-for-privacy/2013/06/05/50ba4f50-ce43-11e2-8573-3baeea6a2647_story.html

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