The Powerball lottery is one of the largest lotteries in the world , with a cash prize usually around hundreds of millions of dollars. The most recent Powerball winner was recently announced, winning the sum of $ 590 million. Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills in Florida, has already raised her prize.
Biggest Jackpot Ever Registered
The $ 590 million jackpot was rated the largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery. Several states run Powerball, making it one of the most profitable lotteries in the world. It was estimated that by the time of the draw, about 80% of the total number of possible combinations had been purchased, which statistically means that the probability of someone winning was quite high. The winner was Gloria C. Mackenzie who bought her ticket on May 18, 2013.
Gloria Mackenzie refused the press, not wanting to see her face exposed by various media channels around the world. But the world was watching when she stepped forward and went to claim the prize.
The May 18 draw was one of the most anticipated ever, and according to an ABC affiliate in Florida, the winner arrived at state headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. Gloria decided to give half of what she earned to her son Scott. The winning ticket was purchased at Publix (a fresh produce store), as a ticket that was purchased on an impulse basis. Another lottery player let Gloria go ahead and buy the winning ticket, something that resulted in her massive winnings.
Florida law prohibits lottery winners from remaining anonymous. The place where Mackenzie resides, Zephyrhills is also where 13,000 people live. Most of the inhabitants were eager to know who, among them, had been the lucky winner. Back in 2012, a massive $ 587 million lottery prize was split between two players.