published Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Knoxville businessman is $259.8 million Powerball winner

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    Roy Cockrum, of Knoxville, accepts the $259.8 million Powerball jackpot winnings from Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery, at a presentation July 3 at the lottery headquarters in Nashville.
    Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE — A 58-year-old Knoxville man is the winner of the $259.8. million Powerball, lottery officials announced Thursday.

The winner was identified as Roy Cockrum, who presented the winning Powerball ticket to Tennessee Education Lottery officials, matching all six numbers selected on June 11.

The winning ticket was verified, and the “cash option” prize was claimed.

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