(ABC News) A Knoxville, Tennessee, man has claimed the $259.9 million Powerball jackpot and plans to donate most of the money to support the performing arts.
Roy Cockrum, 58, became America's newest millionaire Thursday as he accepted the mega check at Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville. Lottery officials say it's the largest prize ever won in Tennessee Lottery history.
Cockrum, who will accept a lump sum payment of $115 million, said he plans to use most of the money to start a foundation that will support performing arts organizations around the country. Cockrum said his years of living with a vow of poverty has prepared him well for donating the money.
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