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Pasco Powerball winner pays to fix Maine high school roof


EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine - The Zephyrhills woman who claimed a $590.5 million Powerball ticket has offered to fix the roof of the high school in her home town.

School superintendent Quenten Clark said a family member approached him with Gloria MacKenzie's offer to pay nearly $2 million to repair the roof at Schenk High School in East Millinocket.

MacKenzie's daughter is a long-time biology teacher there. And her son has served as a past member of the school board and the Board of Selectmen.

MacKenzie, who's 84 and a Maine retiree, took a lump sum of $371 million that totaled $278 million after taxes. She bought her winning ticket May 18 in Zephyrhills. Clark told WABI-TV in Bangor that her donation is a "real blessing to the community."

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