Tuesday 26 September 2017

Queue courtesy costs shopper $590m lotto win

THE 84-year-old widow who scooped the Powerball lotto ticket worth $590m (€450m) in Florida has revealed another customer let her go ahead in the queue.

Mother-of-four Gloria MacKenzie lives in a modest, tin-roof house in Zephyrhills, Florida, where the lone winning ticket in the May 18 was drawn.

She bought the winning ticket at a Publix supermarket. The $590m was the second-largest lotto jackpot in history.

In a statement read by lottery officials, Mrs MacKenzie said she bought the ticket after another buyer "was kind enough to let me go ahead in line". She let the lottery computers generate the numbers at random and said she also bought four other tickets for the draw.

Irish Independent

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