A former East Millinocket woman has claimed the largest lottery jackpot in history!  Gloria MacKenzie a mother of four and now a retiree residing in Florida won the $590 million Powerball Jackpot almost a month ago, she was announced as the winner yesterday.

MacKenzie said she won because she was allowed to "cut in" front of someone else waiting to buy tickets at a Florida supermarket.  She bought the winner ticket first, then she later returned and purchased four other tickets.

Gloria MacKenzie has decided to take the lump sum of $370.8 million, before taxes, instead of 30 annual payments of $19.63 million.

MacKenzie has two sons residing in East Millinocket, Larry and Robert MacKenzie.