Tennessee couple says they won Powerball jackpot

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 10:55:39-05

A couple from Tennessee went on the Today Show Friday to say they have one of the three winning Powerball jackpot tickets.

John and Lisa Robinson said they bought their tickets at Naifeh's Food Mart, a grocery store one block from their home in Munford, Tennessee. The couple have two children.

Robinson said he bought the four tickets, as he always does, to represent the four members of their family. He said the winning ticket was a quick pick.

Lisa works in a dermatologist's office and says she'll keep working there.

John works at a maintenance distribution center.

Three tickets matched the record $1.6 Billion jackpot Wednesday. The winning tickets were sold in Tennessee, California and Florida.

82 tickets matched 5 numbers, but not the Powerball. Of those, 73 tickets earned $1 million each. Eight others paid an extra buck and doubled their winnings to $2 million.


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