Mother-of-two Mindy Crandell was standing in line at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, waiting to buy a Powerball ticket in the hopes of claiming her share of a historic $590.5 million payday, when 84-year-old Gloria C. Mackenzie suddenly cut in front of her.
The cashier even stopped Mackenzie and gave Crandell an opportunity to buy her tickets first, but she declined.
Crandall recalled her friends and family teasing her about letting Mackenzie cut in line.
"The joke was, that's the lady that's going to win it. I was like, 'Yeah right. No one is going to win from little Zephyrhills,'" she said.
Which is? "That being polite is better than being rich," Mallory said.