84-year-old wins biggest ever lottery jackpot

Sarah Coles

Gloria Mackenzie
Gloria Mackenzie

Gloria Mackenzie of Zephyrhills in Florida has scooped an incredible $590 million on the lottery - and opted to take it as a single lump-sum of £370 million. The Florida Powerball jackpot makes her the largest sole lottery winner of all time in the US.

However, she's not the oldest ever multi-million winner - and there's a strong argument that this is the right time in life to win.