Elderly woman who won $590.5 million Powerball jackpot will buy a mansion in ritzy Jacksonville, Fla. country club
Gloria MacKenzie, 84, was the sole winner of the massive lottery jackpot. She will be trading her modest one-bedroom duplex in suburban Zephyrhills, Fla. for a majestic two-story, five-bedroom lakefront manse in Jacksonville.
By Daniel Beekman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, July 19, 2013
Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son Scott Mackenzie, right, after claiming a single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes on Wednesday.
She moving on up.
The Florida retiree who won a jaw-dropping $590.5 million Powerball jackpot in May is swapping her modest, one-bedroom duplex for a $1.2 million mansion in a ritzy Jacksonville country club.
Gloria MacKenzie bought the winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in suburban Zephyrhills, Fla., after a woman let her cut in line. But the lucky 84-year-old has avoided the limelight since striking it rich.
Property records show the deed for the Jacksonville home was transferred to Melinda MacKenzie on June 21. MacKenzie has an adult daughter with that name, the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.
The real estate listing for the two-story, five-bedroom lakefront manse describes it as “majestic,” with a curved staircase, home theater, library and wet bar, the newspaper said