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Giant Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Record Prize

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Giant Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Record Prize

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Giant Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Record Prize

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Gloria MacKenzie of Florida showed up at the lottery office Wednesday — revealing herself as the winner of last month's record Powerball jackpot. The 84 year old opted to take her winnings in a lump sum, rather than over time.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The mystery is over. Yesterday, Gloria MacKenzie of Florida showed up at the lottery office, revealing herself as the winner of last month's record Powerball jackpot. The 84-year-old opted to take her winnings in a lump sum, rather than over time: $371 million, the largest sole jackpot winner in U.S. lottery history. MacKenzie said she bought her ticket at a supermarket, where another lottery player let her cut in line. It's MORNING EDITION.

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