Powerball Jackpot Winner to Give Money to Performing Arts Organizations
The newest Powerball Jackpot winner is Roy Cockrum from Knoxville. Officials state that this $259 million ticket is the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee. However, according to the Associated Press, Cockrum doesn't plan to keep it for himself. Instead, he plans to donate it to performing arts organizations.
He stated, "It's going to be my job to work very hard to make sure that every single penny of this prize is a blessing to whoever it touches."
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Cockrum, 58, spent twenty years of his life working as an actor and stage manager for theatres and TV productions. Afterwards, he felt a calling for the religious life and took a vow of poverty. With his winnings, Cockrum plans to start a foundation that will support performing arts organizations all across the US.