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Florida Powerball Winner, 84, Claims $590-Million Prize
ABC ^ | 06-05-2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/05/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT by Red Badger

Gloria C. Mackenzie held the most lucrative winning lottery ticket in American history.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: lottery; millionaires; powerball
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Good for her, hope she takes the one time payment


2 posted on 06/05/2013 12:35:33 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Red Badger

I need to read the book “ Anna Nicole Smith for men”


3 posted on 06/05/2013 12:35:56 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Red Badger

Damn her!

Good For her..


4 posted on 06/05/2013 12:36:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Badger

Thank God, I finally found you granma!


5 posted on 06/05/2013 12:36:24 PM PDT by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, I am jelly!


6 posted on 06/05/2013 12:36:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve been in love with Gloria for minutes and minutes.....


7 posted on 06/05/2013 12:36:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Red Badger

She’ll burn thru the cash in a few years living the fast life and probably end her days in a homeless shelter [/jk]


8 posted on 06/05/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Red Badger

Thank goodness an illegal alien didn’t win the jackpot...


10 posted on 06/05/2013 12:38:17 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: taillightchaser

You and how many other post cousins! Lol


11 posted on 06/05/2013 12:38:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

12 posted on 06/05/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Red Badger

Sent at 3:36 PM on Wednesday

The woman was also prepared to buy a ticket, but let 84-year-old Gloria step in front of him to be served first. Florida Lottery head Cynthia O’Connell told reporters that MacKenzie said:

...another lottery ticket buyer was very kind enough to let me go ahead of her.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

There is someone in Florida right now in agony over the random act of kindness.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 12:40:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Red Badger

84 years old!!! LOL!! good for her. I wonder what her fine for Obamacare will be? LOL!!!


15 posted on 06/05/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Red Badger

She’s about to hear from relatives she never new she had.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: blueyon
Yes....lol...she DID take the one-time payment of $370,896,780.00.

And, listen to this...she was given cuts in line, at Publix, by a "nice lottery ticket buyer" to buy her winning Quick Pick ticket!! Imagine that!

17 posted on 06/05/2013 12:43:07 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Red Badger

This thread is useless without pictures.


18 posted on 06/05/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

She did not want her picture taken.........


19 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: RummyChick

If she could locate that person, it would be easy enough to throw a million their way.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 12:44:59 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Lazamataz

Who are you kidding...you’d hit it.


21 posted on 06/05/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: RummyChick
If I was Gloria, I would have them review the surveillance cameras to help find the woman. Give her a few million as a thank you for being so considerate.
22 posted on 06/05/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Red Badger

I want to see her picture. It is important to know what my future wife looks like.


23 posted on 06/05/2013 12:46:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Red Badger

Wonderful. She’ll have $590 million to spend for every year she has left.

< just kidding folks >


24 posted on 06/05/2013 12:46:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: 11th Commandment

I need to meet her handsome son :)


25 posted on 06/05/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Lazamataz

” This thread is useless without pictures.”

Of the 370 million ?


26 posted on 06/05/2013 12:48:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jane Long

The old ABC Wide World of Sports them with words “the agony of defeat” by Jim Mckay come to mind of the person who let her cut.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 12:48:44 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: ClearCase_guy

“She’ll burn thru the cash in a few years living the fast life...”

I hope so. And start gifting the max to her kids and loved ones. And I hope she has a bunch of charities that she can give to. And I hope she has many years to enjoy it all. If not, the gov’t is going to take half when she dies anyway.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 12:49:32 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Red Badger

Ms. McKinsie (or whatever it’s spelled liked) I just want you to know “I YUB YOU!!!” I’ll spend it frugally.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 12:50:48 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: DoughtyOne

In all candor, it must piss her off to win a third of a billion at 84 : )


30 posted on 06/05/2013 12:53:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Red Badger

I just found out I’m her son.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 12:54:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Red Badger

First - I’ll admit it - I’m a bit jealous. Of course I never play the lottery so I guess I can’t complain!

But - the word “lucrative” doesn’t seem to be the right term for somebody winning a game of chance. I always viewed it in terms of work and investments. Of course I suppose the $1 ticket can be viewed as an “investment”, so I guess it is a “profit”.

“Lucrative: producing a profit; profitable; remunerative”

Lord knows the IRS views it as a profit!


32 posted on 06/05/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Red Badger

$590 million prize, huh?

That’s enough for eight IRS dance parties and $190 million left over for a Paris vacation for Moochelle.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 12:56:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: RummyChick; Lazamataz

See post #12.........


34 posted on 06/05/2013 12:56:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger
Dear Mrs. Mackenzie,

I have 15,000,000.00 (fifteen million) U.S. Dollars and I want you to assist me in distributing the money to charity organizations.
I agree to reward you with part of the money for your assistance, kindness and participation in this Godly project.
This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as unserious could come into your mind but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility.

I am Mr Peter Attah and I am a 55 years old man. I am a South African living in the Garden City of Port Harcourt - Nigeria.
I was the President/CEO of TOMOBA OIL LIMITED - an oil servicing comapny in Port Harcourt. I was also married with two children.
My wife and two children died in a car accident six years ago. Before this happened my business and concern for making money was all I was living for and I never really cared about other people.

But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist the helpless. I have been helping orphans in orphanages/motherless homes.
I have donated some money to orphans in Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon,Spain,Austria,Germany and some Asian countries.

I WILL ONLY NEED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.....

35 posted on 06/05/2013 12:57:22 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: RummyChick

...another lottery ticket buyer was very kind enough to let me go ahead of her.

************

That isn’t like the other person would have gotten the ticket if they were a quick pick which we don’t know. It is a millisecond transaction so timing would have had to been exactly the same for those numbers to have shown up had the other person kept their place in line.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: RummyChick

It will be a life-altering experience for the winner and, not necessarily, a happy one.


37 posted on 06/05/2013 12:59:23 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well, it’s better than never winning it at all I guess.

LOL


38 posted on 06/05/2013 1:03:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Lazamataz

It is important to know what my future wife looks like.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We know you better than that. It’s not important al all. All that is important is that she has a pulse.

Then you can take care of the rest.

(lol)


39 posted on 06/05/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: deport

Agreed. It’s not like the old worn out TV plot of a store’s millionth customer where the person somehow gets shafted by not being the next in line due to various circumstances for the prize. I think it did happen once in real life.


40 posted on 06/05/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Lazamataz

Adopt me :)


41 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:05 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s anybody doing even playing the lottery at 84? What’s the point?


42 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:33 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

Something to look forward to on Wednesday nights... :^)


43 posted on 06/05/2013 1:38:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

I went directly to Ancestry.com!
Still searching!


44 posted on 06/05/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Thank goodness an illegal alien didn’t win the jackpot...

Great episode of Married With Children where Peg and Al buy tickets for the big jackpot and go home to watch the drawing.

"And the winner is.....Habib Ramsalamsampiddlepon.
And imagine that, after just two days in the country!"

Not surprisingly, that line has been edited out of reruns in syndication.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 1:48:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

Ancestry.com here I come. Have to trace the Scottish side of my mothers family.


46 posted on 06/05/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Conserev1

LOL, there you go. It almost slipped by me.


47 posted on 06/05/2013 1:50:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Poison Pill

“She’s about to hear from relatives she never new she had.”

That’s horrible. How could anyone do that to my aunt?


48 posted on 06/05/2013 1:56:57 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Argus

Because she loves me. Duh.

Seriously, wouldn’t have been a hoot if she couldn’t remember where she put it?

Her kids would have found it in her room and tossed it without a second look.


49 posted on 06/05/2013 2:10:44 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Red Badger

She’ll get a facelift hoping to be 30 again and some gigolo from New Jersey will scam her for everything...She’ll spend her days plucking chickens at some BBQ grease joint in Mississippi.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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