$198 million winning Powerball ticket purchased in Hendersonville

Posted at 9:40 AM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:50:53-04

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A $198 million Powerball jackpot was won in Hendersonville on Saturday night.

The ticket was sold at Worsham's Market on New Hope Road. The store owner, Robert Worsham, is reaping the benefits. Worsham received $50,000 for selling the winning ticket. The Tennessee Lottery said that Worsham is the first store owner in Tennessee to get $50,000 for selling a winning jackpot ticket. Previous owners received $25,000. The market was opened by Worsham's grandfather in 1901.

This is the seventh time a player in Tennessee has matched all six numbers in order to win this enormous prize.

The ticket owner, who is yet to be identified, is encouraged to sign the back of their winning ticket, put it in a secure location and consult a financial adviser before contacting the Lottery headquarters located in Nashville in order to claim their prize.

This is a developing story.