TN lottery winner donates $50k to Second Harvest

(WBIR) The man who recently won a $259 million jackpot from the Tennessee Lottery made another donation Monday, this time to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Roy Cockrum, 59, gave a $50,000 check to the food bank to help feed the hungry around the region. According to a statement by Second Harvest, the money will be able to provide 150,000 meals.

In a personal letter from Cockrum, he wrote, "I won the lottery. I want to share a piece of that prize with Second Harvest. I have long been inspired by Second Harvest's help for people who need it most. I pray this gift will be a blessing to your work and to the people you serve."

Second Harvest serves an 18 county area, and provides three meals a day to thousands of people in East Tennessee.

This isn't the first donation Cockrum has handed out since winning the jackpot earlier this year. He also donated $15,000 to Knox County's Teacher Supply Depot, which provides school supplies to the county's teachers. That donation was the biggest in the event's history.


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