Gloria C. Mackenzie, an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Florida, has just come forward as the winner of the $590 million Powerball lottery — the largest jackpot in Powerball history. AND HOW WAS YOUR DAY TODAY?! Hahaaaaa. Did your office crush talk to you by the copy machine? Did you get a gchat from an old friend? Did you take the $370.8 million lump sum, before taxes, ensuring that those closest to you will be taken care of even after you’re gone?! Don’t worry, though, because no matter how much you didn’t win the Powerball like Gloria did today, no one won it less than the person who let her cut in line. From ABC News:
Florida Lottery officials read a statement from [Gloria Mackenzie] in which the elderly woman said:
“We bought the winning ticket as a single ticket, even though we bought four other tickets before the drawing. While in line at Publix another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket.
“We are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida jackpot… We hope that everyone will give us an opportunity to maintain our privacy for our family’s benefit,” her statement said.
Eeeeeek! Hahah, ahhh, don’t mention it, Gloria! Pretend you forgot! Don’t remind him or her! Release your statement, let everyone be happy for you, and get the heck outta there, girl!
How was your day today? Florida lucky, like Gloria’s? (Via ABCNews.)