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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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Knoxville Man Claims $259 Million Powerball Prize

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Knoxville man has claimed the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket.

Roy Cockrum appeared at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville Thursday to claim the prize. He is planning to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million.

Cockrum, 58, bought the ticket at a Kroger store in Knoxville on June 11. Before becoming a millionaire, he worked for 20 years as an actor and stage manager for theater and TV productions.

Cockrum says he is planning to use the majority of the money to start a foundation that will support performing arts organizations around the country.

Lottery officials say it's the largest prize ever won in Tennessee Lottery history.

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