Somewhere, someone is kicking themselves for being nice to a little old lady.
She thanked the anonymous person who let her cut in line and by an EASY PICK ticket ahead of him. Ouch. That had to sting a little.
An 84-year-old Florida woman just stepped forward for second-biggest U.S. lottery jackpot Wednesday and will pocket a $370 million lump sum before taxes, state lottery officials announced.
Gloria Mackenzie bought the winning ticket in Powerball drawing at a grocery store in Zephyrhills, near Tampa.
Mackenzie did not attend a news conference and pleaded for privacy in a statement O'Connell read to reporters.
The amount of the prize ballooned to $590 million as the drawing approached, with Florida lottery officials selling about $45,000 worth of tickets an hour at the peak.
Mackenzie turned down the 30-year payout and took the smaller one-time amount, O'Connell said.