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Tennessee Couple Confirmed as Winners of Powerball
   2016-01-16 19:45:01    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing

Powerball jackpot co-winners Lisa and John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee, their daughter Tiffany Robinson (L), dog Abby, their lawyer Joe Townsend and Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove speak to the media at the headquarters of the Tennessee Lottery in Nashville, Tennessee January 15, 2016. [Photo: CFP]

A couple in the US state of Tennessee has been confirmed as one of the three winning ticket holders of a 1.5 billion dollar Powerball jackpot.

John and Lisa Robinson from Munford, Tennessee purchased the ticket in a grocery store. Local lottery authorities have confirmed their win.

The Robinsons opted for a lump sum payment of 327 million dollars. After taxes, 187 million will remain.

John Robinson says he and his wife will not stop working, and are not planning on any wild purchases.

"That's what we've done all our lives, is work. You just can't sit down and lay down and not do nothing anymore. Because how long are you going to last? We do want to enjoy a little bit of our earnings, and maybe invest a little bit of it so our son and daughter will have it and they'll never need anything again."

The couple said they will now pay off their daughter's student loans, as well as their mortgage.

Lisa works at a dermatologist's office. John is a warehouse supervisor. Both plan to return to work on Monday.

The other two winning tickets were sold in California and Florida. The identity of those ticket holders is not yet known.

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