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Fla. Lottery Winner Helps Out Maine Hometown
11/27/2013 10:19 AM ET  

Town officials in East Millinocket accepted a $1 million check from Gloria MacKenzie on Monday.

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) _ A Florida woman who promised to help pay for repairs to her Maine hometown's high school after she won a $590.5 million Powerball jackpot has made good on her word.

Town officials in East Millinocket accepted a $1 million check from Gloria MacKenzie on Monday.

WABI-TV  reports that school superintendent Quenten Clark says the 84-year-old MacKenzie has promised another $800,000 early in the new year. The state is pitching in $600,000.

The money will be used for a new roof at Schenck High School and to make the school accessible to the disabled. Work is scheduled to start next summer.

MacKenzie took a lump sum of $371 million that totaled $278 million after taxes. She lived in Zephyrhills (ZEH'-fur-hils), Fla., when she bought the winning ticket in May.



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