Quantcast

Big winner: Knoxville man claims $259.8 million Powerball jackpo - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Big winner: Knoxville man claims $259.8 million Powerball jackpot

Posted: Updated:
Roy Cockrum of Knoxville appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville on Thursday to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million. Roy Cockrum of Knoxville appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville on Thursday to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Inside Bass Pro Shops, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill

    PHOTOS: Inside Bass Pro Shops, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:38:27 GMT
    Bass Pro Shops is still under construction, but that did not stop officials from allowing News Channel 11’s cameras in to see its progress.Our cameras caught a sneak peak of the inside of the store and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.
    Bass Pro Shops is still under construction, but that did not stop officials from allowing News Channel 11’s cameras in to see its progress.Our cameras caught a sneak peak of the inside of the store and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:06:33 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:49:44 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and...
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A man has claimed what officials call the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket.

Roy Cockrum of Knoxville appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville on Thursday to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million.

The 58-year-old Cockrum bought the ticket at a Kroger store in Knoxville on June 11. Before becoming a millionaire, he worked for 20 years as an actor and stage manager for theater and TV productions.

Cockrum says he is planning to use the major portion of the money to start a foundation that will support performing arts organizations around the country.

Lottery officials say it's the largest prize ever won in Tennessee Lottery history.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.