Powerball winner buys home in Jacksonville

82-year-old who won largest ever Powerball jackpot moving to Glen Kernan

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The retiree from Maine who won a $590.5 million Powerball jackpot in May has bought a 6,322-square-foot, five-bedroom home in the Glen Kernan Country Club, a gated community off Hodges Road.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 84-year-old Gloria MacKenzie has remained in the shadows since coming forward to claim the prize, which she took in a lump sum of $370.9 million that totaled $278 million after taxes.

She bought her winning ticket May 18 in Zephyrhills, where she lived in a rental apartment.
Property records show the deed to the $1.175 million Jacksonville home was transferred to Melinda MacKenzie, trustee, on June 21.

Gloria MacKenzie has a daughter by the same name. Her son, Scott, who had a standing agreement to split the prize with his mother, also lives in Jacksonville.

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