The winner of a record $590million Powerball jackpot has been revealed to be an 84-year-old widow who had to leave the trailer she bought with her husband 25 years ago to move into a run-down duplex just one year ago, a neighbor revealed to MailOnline.
Gloria C. Mackenzie finally claimed her massive prize today, two weeks after she bought the winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in Zephyhills, Florida.
Mrs Mackenzie will split the winnings with her son Scott, 54, of Jacksonville, Florida. She told lottery officials that before she won, she and her son had made an agreement to share any proceeds. She was with her son when she bought the winning ticket for the May 18 Powerball drawing.
Mrs Mackenzie has two sons and two daughters and at least four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Most of her family remains in her home state of Maine. It is unknown how, or if, she plans to share the jackpot with them.
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Fifty-fifty: Mrs Mackenzie said she is splitting her winnings with her son Scott Mackenzie, 54, right. The 84-year-old great-grandmother also has three other children
Son, Larry Mackenzie, left, still lives in Maine and it was not immediately clear how his mother would share her massive winnings with him. She has said she would split them with one of her children, Scott, right
The door on the left is Mrs Mackenzie's home. Before her lottery win, she lived in this squat, modest duplex in Zephyhills, Florida
Home sweet home: Mrs Mackenzie's home front door has a sign that reads 'Private. No soliciting.'
Her sons, Larry and Robert, who both still live in Maine, could not be reached for comment.
She has already visited attorneys and accountants in her son's city of Jacksonville to sort out the legal details of the lottery payment, which should arrive by November.
She told lottery officials that she received the lucky numbers - 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11 - after buying a randomized 'quick pick' ticket when someone allowed her to cut in line in front of her.
Mrs Mackenzie and her son declined to appear for a press conference at lottery headquarters today. She was leaving the building when reporters began arriving. She waded through a herd of TV cameras and journalists without saying a word.