$259M Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold At Knoxville Kroger Store

$259M Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold At Knoxville Kroger Store

CREATED Jun 17, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Lottery officials said the $259.8 million Powerball winning ticket was sold at a Knoxville Kroger store.

The winner has yet to claim the prize-- a cash value estimated at $153.5 million-- but has 180 days from the date of the drawing to do so. The store on Clinton Highway will receive $25,000 for selling the ticket.

The player matched all six Powerball numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 11.

Lottery officials said it's not unusual that the winner hasn't come forward yet.

"It varies a lot across the board for when winners come in, but usually they need time to get organized to get their financial backing together and to talk to whoever they need to talk to in order to work things out,” said Tennessee Lottery Chief Operating Officer Wanda Young Wilson.

It is the largest prize in Tennessee Lottery history and the second jumbo-jackpot win this year.

The other jackpot came in January when a mother and son from Bellevue won the $61 Mega Millions jackpot.