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Powerball Winner Buys $1.2 Million Home In Jacksonville

Tampa Bay Times /

Gloria MacKenzie, the 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman who won the largest single lottery jackpot in American history earlier this year, has purchased a home in a Jacksonville gated community, according to a story from the Tampa Bay Times.

Records show that MacKenzie has paid nearly $1.2 million for a 6,322-square-foot, five-bedroom home in the Glen Kernan Country Club community in southeast Jacksonville. 

The two-story, lake-front house is described as "'majestic,' with a curved staircase, home theater and wet bar, fireplace, library, 4-1/2 baths, a chef's kitchen and a full-sized laundry room."

MacKenzie claimed the $590 million Powerball winning last month, and chose to take a lump sum totaling $278 million after taxes.

You can read more about her story, and see photos of MacKenzie's new and former homes, on the Times site.

Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.