Woman Duped Out of $590M Powerball: "I Am Not Bitter"

Florida, United States – In May 2013, 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie held the title for being the single biggest lottery jackpot winner in history. Gloria scooped up a whopping $590.5 million in the US Powerball, but what is even more shocking is that she bought her ticket after jumping the queue in the supermarket – something that, thankfully, is impossible when you buy Powerball tickets online.

Selfless Mindy: "Things Are Meant for a Reason"

After hearing that Gloria Mackenzie had won $590.5 million in the Powerball, the woman who’d let her cut in line, Mindy Crandell, 34, said to NBC News that "things are meant to be for a reason."

Crandell, a mother of two, had her 10-year-old daughter with her the day when Mackenzie stepped out in front of her. The cashier stopped Mackenzie and offered Crandell a chance to be served first, but the selfless mother declined the cashier’s gesture. She told Mackenzie to "go ahead" – a move that cost Mindy $590.5 million!

After the amazing story started making headlines in the US, Mindy’s friends and co-workers teased her for weeks, some even reprimanding her. Crandell did not, however, develop any animosity towards the queue-jumping octogenarian who had snatched the historic jackpot away from under her nose. On the contrary, Crandell went on to say that she hopes the money "truly blesses Mackenzie and her family."

What’s the Point of Queuing When You Can Play Powerball Online?

Thankfully no one will cut you in line here at theLotter. We purchase tickets on our players' behalf and they can choose their own numbers for US Powerball tickets or take a chance with a truly random Quick Pick selection. There is no standing in line and letting someone purchase their tickets ahead of you when you order your tickets online. A reassuring thought, especially now the Powerball has reached jaw-dropping heights – it offers a huge jackpot this week. You buy real tickets – in fact, someone goes out, queues on your behalf, buys your ticket and scans it for you. When you win the jackpot, as one man from Iraq recently did, you fly out to the US to pick up your fortune. It really is as simple as that!

Regardless of whether you play the Powerball online or offline this week… We wish you tons of luck!