Powerball lottery winner of $590.5 million is Gloria Mackenzie

The biggest was $656 million, at the Mega Millions lottery in March 2012, and was divided between three winners.

Mackenzie chose to receive a lump sum amount of $370.8 million, which after taxes will become $278.2 million.

Authorities said the woman bought the winning ticket in a subsidiary of a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills.

The previous record for the Powerball lottery was $587 million in November 2012.