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Powerball jackpot of $259.8M won in Tennessee

Winning Powerball ticket was sold in Tennessee.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 13, 2014 at 7:09 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 13 (UPI) -- Someone in Tennessee won the largest-ever lottery jackpot in the state in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing -- $259.8 million.

The winning Powerball ticket was purchased in Knoxville, though the lucky winner had yet to come forward.

Should the winner choose to take a lump-sum payment for the ticket, they'd instantly be $153.5 million richer.

The winner has 180 days to claim the prize at Nashville's lottery headquarters.

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