Meet the Female Powerball Jackpot Winners
The Powerball jackpot can often be one of the largest in the world. We all dream of winning it one day with a ticket purchased from Lottery24. For these female players, though their dreams came true and they scooped massive Powerball jackpots.
History was made in May of 2013 when 84-year-old Gloria MacKenzie from Maine, USA, scooped a $590m Powerball jackpot. At that point in time, it was the largest single jackpot win. The winner accepted her windfall as a lump sum and after taxes walked away with $278m. She decided to split her lottery win with her son, who promised to look after her.
Winning such a huge amount changed her life though. Life had been tough for her prior to winning the jackpot, after being evicted from the mobile home she’d been living in for 25 years. Despite her great wealth, the great-grand mother was still to be seen eating in local restaurants and taking doggie bags home.
Records are there to be broken and in May 2017, Mavis Wynczyk won the largest sole winner Powerball prize. The Massachusetts resident was the sole winner and won the $758.7m top prize. After taking a lump sum and paying taxes, the lucky player was left with $336m.
As soon as she discovered her fantastic luck, she made a phone call. It wasn’t to a relative but her supervisor at work. Mavis immediately quit the job she’d had for 32 years. Talking about her jackpot win, she said: “I had a pipe dream, and my pipe dream finally came true.” The Powerball winner added that she wanted to be alone, hide in her bed and work out what to do with her winnings. Little has been heard of her since, but you can bet she’s enjoying her lottery fortune.
Not all winners want to reveal their identity. That’s what happened when a woman from New Hampshire, USA, known only as ‘Jane Doe’ won a $559.7m Powerball jackpot. She went to court to remain anonymous and won her hearing, so we’ll never know who the winner was.
The next Powerball draw is on Wednesday 23 September and the jackpot is $22m. Could we see another female winner?
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