Lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie is offering a $2 million donation to help repair the roof of a high school from the town she grew up in. MacKenzie went home with $278 after taxes after purchasing a Powerball ticket back in May.
The Huffington Post reports that the 84-year-old millionaire decided to donate the money to Schneck High School, located in her hometown of East Millinocket, Maine. A teacher herself, MacKenzie left Maine several years ago before moving to Florida to enjoy her retirement.
The superintendent of the school district said that the school would’ve gone under without MacKenzie’s donation. She continues to have a strong bond with the town and Schneck where her daughter works as a teacher, and her son has been part of the school board.
MacKenzie made news earlier this month when she spent $1.175 million of her earnings on a mansion in Florida.