A man following a call to religious service is the winner of the largest prize in Tennessee Lottery history according to lottery officials.
Roy Cockrum, held a $259 million Powerball ticket.
He plans on using the money to support performing arts organizations around the country.
Roy worked as an actor and stage manager for theater and TV productions for 20 years before leaving to work for the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal community, where he goes by the name Brother Roy.
According to the society’s “Rule of Life,” members take lifelong vows of “poverty, celibacy and obedience….”
Brother Roy accepted a lump sum payment of $115 million.
He says, “It’s going to be my job to work very hard to make sure that every single penny of this prize is a blessing to whoever it touches.”