The biggest Powerball Lottery winner ever has made good on a promise to help pay for repairs to her hometown’s high school. Gloria Mackenzie, who won a record $590 million Powerball jackpot in May this year, sent a check for $1 million to the town officials of East Millinocket, Maine. Officials say she has committed to giving $800,000 more at the beginning of next year. State funds will provide a further $600,000 for the project.
Though she has been living in Florida for many years and won the lottery there, she has not forgotten her hometown’s school. Repair work will include roof replacement and enhancements to enable access for disabled people, and is expected to start in the summer.