Zephyrhills, Florida --The winner of a record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot has come forward!
The Florida Lotterysays 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie of Zephyrhills bought the winning ticket at a local Publix grocery store last month.
Mackenzie chose not to speak with reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving in a silver Ford Focus with family members.But in a statement, Mackenzie explained that as she was waiting in line to buy her ticket, a gentleman allowed her to go in front of him, and thus, she received the winning quick-pick.
Mackenzie decided to receive receivesingle lump sum cash payment, which amounts to about $370.9 million. According to Mike Purcell, the Tampa District Manager with the Florida Lottery, a 25 percent tax rate will also be taken from the $370 million.
The winner had 60 days from the May 18 drawing to claim the lump sum.The winning ticket is also the biggest single-ticket payout in American lottery history.
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