$590 million Powerball jackpot claimed in Fla.

Satellite trucks line the parking lot where the highest Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $590.5 million was sold recently at this Publix supermarket located in Zephyrhills, Fla. on Sunday May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)
Satellite trucks line the parking lot where the highest Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $590.5 million was sold recently at this Publix supermarket located in Zephyrhills, Fla. on Sunday May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The winner of last month’s $590 million Powerball jackpot is an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Fla.

Florida Lottery officials made the announcement Wednesday after Gloria C. Mackenzie came forward to claim the prize. They say Mackenzie took the single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes.

Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history. She did not speak to reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving in a silver Ford Focus with family members.

The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a town of about 13,300 people located 30 miles northeast of Tampa. It is best known for bottled spring water that bears its name.

The winner had 60 days from the May 18 drawing to claim the lump sum.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Lottery says the winner of the $590 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize.

Lottery officials say they’ll hold an afternoon press conference on Wednesday, though the winner will not attend. The person’s identity was not immediately released, but lottery officials said it was a woman from Zephyrhills, Fla., where the winning ticket was sold May 18.

Under state law, the winner cannot remain anonymous.

Officials say it’s the largest sole winner in U.S. history. The woman, who took the smaller lump-sum payment option, came to Tallahassee with her son and two attorneys.

The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a town of just over 13,300 people about 30 miles northeast of Tampa. It is best known for bottled spring water that bears its name.

The winner had 60 days from the May 18 drawing to claim the lump sum and could have waited until mid-November to claim annual cash payments.

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