Former monk gives part of his Powerball winnings to Goodman Theater

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Roy Cockrum, a former monk who lives in Tennessee, plans to give part of his $153 million Powerball winnings to the Goodman Theater. That donation will be used to fund a production at the theater, a play titled "2666" which will begin running in February 2016.

Cockrum, 58, studied acting at Northwestern University and spent 20 years as an actor and stage manager before becoming a monk.
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