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$259.8 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Knoxville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The winner of the $259.8 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing purchased the ticket in Knoxville.

No information is known about the winner until the prize is claimed, say lottery officials.

This prize is the largest in the history of the Tennessee Lottery and the second mega-jackpot winner this year. A Bellevue mother and son won a Mega Millions jackpot of $61 million in January.

The lump-sum cash payout for the jackpot is $153.5 million. The winner has 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim the prize.

The winning numbers are: 14, 18, 25, 33, 49 and 23.

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