The $198 million Powerball jackpot won in Hendersonville on July 13 was claimed recently by a trust, according to a press release from the Tennessee Lottery.
The Freedom Trust claimed the prize at the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters on Aug. 1, according to the release. It chose to receive the lump sum cash amount of $128.1 million.
No further information was provided about the multi-million-dollar winner or winners.
The winning ticket was sold at Worsham’s Market, located north of the city on New Hope Road.
Bobby Worsham, the market’s third generation owner, was awarded a check for $50,000 on July 15 from Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove.
While awarding Worsham his $50,000 check, or selling bonus, Hargrove noted that previous store owners had received half that amount. Lottery board members voted recently to raise the bonus from $25,000 to $50,000, she added.
Opened by Worsham’s grandfather in 1901, R.L. Worsham’s General Store has been a staple of the Shackle Island community for more than a century.
This is the seventh Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee and the fourth largest. The Tennessee Lottery has sold 274 winning tickets worth $1 million or more since it began on Jan. 20, 2004.
The state of Tennessee does not tax lottery winnings, but prizes are subject to federal income taxes.