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Powerball jackpot winners in tennessee

NASHVILLE — The $198 million Powerball jackpot won in Hendersonville on July 13, 2019, was claimed today at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters. The prize, sold at Worsham’s Market in Hendersonville, was claimed by the Freedom Trust.

“Not only is the Lottery about raising valuable dollars for education in Tennessee, but we are also about creating fun experiences for our players and providing the chance to win prizes,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

The Freedom Trust chose to receive the lump sum cash amount of $128.1 million. This is the seventh Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee and the fourth largest. Since the Tennessee Lottery began on Jan. 20, 2004, it has sold 274 winning tickets worth $1 million or more.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5 billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs, college grants and scholarships and Drive to 55 initiatives.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $13.8 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.3 billion in retailer commissions.

NASHVILLE — The $198 million Powerball jackpot won in Hendersonville on July 13, 2019, was claimed today at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters. The prize, sold at Worsham’s Market in Hendersonville, was claimed by the Freedom Trust.

Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market

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The Freedom Trust claimed the prize on Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, according to a news release.

The winner chose to receive the lump sum amount of $128.1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Worsham’s Market in Hendersonville.

For more than a century, the Worsham family has owned and operated the local landmark near 2030 New Hope Road. Rebecca Hargrove, lottery president and CEO, presented Bobby Worsham with a $50,000 selling bonus last month.

“That’s great,” Worsham’s granddaughter Taylor Carter said Thursday.

The win marks the seventh time someone in Tennessee purchased a ticket with all six matching numbers, according to the Tennessee Lottery. Powerball is played across multiple states.

There have been 76 Powerball winners in Tennessee of $1 million or more, and seven of those have been jackpot winners.

Lottery officials advise winning ticket-holders to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a secure location, consult with a financial adviser and call the lottery headquarters in Nashville before coming to claim the prize.

According to Tennessee lottery regulations, no matter how many people decide to split the winnings of a lottery prize, only one check will be issued.

Lottery winners are able to set up trusts, corporations or similar organizations to receive the funds and then divide as they see fit. The trust must still provide proper identification to lottery officials to claim the prize, and file the win with the IRS, according to posted lottery rules.

Each of the group members will be subject to all applicable federal, state, and debt setoff withholdings and identification requirements, the rules say.

The Tennessee Powerball winner who bought the $198 million-winning ticket at Worsham's Market in Hendersonville claimed the prize on Thursday. ]]>