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

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A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.

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.

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Posted: August 2, 2019, 9:19 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to the anonymous winners in Tennessee! Invest and spend wisely.

 If only John and Lisa Robinson who won 1/3 of the record Power Ball jackpot on Jan. 13, 2016 had better representation. Both financial and legal help. The Robinson's lived in Munford, TN.

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    Congrats to the winner! Setting up a trust is the way to go!  Life is about to get a whole lot nicer! WOW!! 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰

    You can do anything if you put your mind into it. The sky is the limit! Cool

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      Don't they usually release the name of the Trustee of the Trust?  Maybe a reporter will do a FOIA request and get more info.  Cool

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        Posted: August 2, 2019, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        Wow, Tennessee has it good!  Way too easy to win Powerball there AND they can use trusts!

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          hmmm...

           

          great question buy low.

          i think each state should have to:

          -Share the store location i always believe that, Hurray!to give others hope etc., at the store. ya know

          along with:

           

          -AGE range, if not exact age, age-range 

          -intials, or just 1st name with location is good enough for me, and age range.

           

          I am happy TN. won, it's been a while, so i hope some 1 who REALLY really need this cash won.

           

          congrats and good luck to all who play their lotteries.See Ya!

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            hmmm...

             

            great question buy low.

            i think each state should have to:

            -Share the store location i always believe that, Hurray!to give others hope etc., at the store. ya know

            along with:

             

            -AGE range, if not exact age, age-range 

            -intials, or just 1st name with location is good enough for me, and age range.

             

            I am happy TN. won, it's been a while, so i hope some 1 who REALLY really need this cash won.

             

            congrats and good luck to all who play their lotteries.See Ya!

            ” Someone who really needs this cash won” Cassie?  The way l see it as Venom would say “ Everyone needs this cash whether they have plenty of it already.

            They may need it to give to others, whether it be a charitable organization or not. Everyone l know, needs it. That’s why we are here.👊🏽

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              $2 and a Dream that came true: Congrats to the Winner(s)!

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                The volunteer state in the houseParty

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                  Don't they usually release the name of the Trustee of the Trust?  Maybe a reporter will do a FOIA request and get more info.  Cool

                  BuyLow

                  Why do you want to know so bad?

                  Please don't say transparency.

                  Let the winner enjoy the winnings.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

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                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    IT'S ABOUT TIME.Cheers   I was beginning to think the jackpots of all big lottery games was omitting Tennessee.  Congratulations to the Volunteer State and the BIG WINNER.   TIME TO TURN ALL THE WAY UPPartyNo Pity!

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                      Don't they usually release the name of the Trustee of the Trust?  Maybe a reporter will do a FOIA request and get more info.  Cool

                      Usually, the trustee is a lawyer/ law firm or similar in these cases (when they want to remain anonymous).

                       

                      (just google "top lottery lawyer usa" :)) 

                       

                      So, identifying the trustee doesn't reveal the winner.

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                        Usually, the trustee is a lawyer/ law firm or similar in these cases (when they want to remain anonymous).

                         

                        (just google "top lottery lawyer usa" :)) 

                         

                        So, identifying the trustee doesn't reveal the winner.

                        A better search might be trust attorney and firm.   In some states, the name behind the trust can be released upon request and Tennessee is one of those states.

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                          Congratulations to the winner of that jackpot! I hope they are able to enjoy their lives in privacy and safety.  Party

                          Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

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                            BuyLow

                            Why do you want to know so bad?

                            Please don't say transparency.

                            Let the winner enjoy the winnings.

                            I'm nosey AND transparency.  Nice to know another Eddie Tipton isn't winning.