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Nashville, TN - Tennessee Couple Says Will Take Lump Sum Lottery Cash

Published on: January 15, 2016 04:02 PM
By: AP
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John Robinson, right, arrives at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters with his wife, Lisa, center, and family dog as Rebecca Hargrove, front left, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, greets them Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)John Robinson, right, arrives at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters with his wife, Lisa, center, and family dog as Rebecca Hargrove, front left, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, greets them Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Robinsons claim to have one of the winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion jackpot drawing that took place Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville, TN - A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they are going to take the lump sum cash payout because they are “not guaranteed tomorrow.”

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John and Lisa Robinson appeared with their dog at a news conference Friday at the Tennessee lottery headquarters after their winning ticket was verified by lottery officials.

The lump sum payout is about $327 million. The couple say the first thing they will do is pay off their daughter’s student loans. They also say they will go to work on Monday.

The other winning tickets were sold in Chino Hills, California, and Melbourne Beach, Florida. Those winners have not been announced yet.



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 Jan 15, 2016 at 04:24 PM Godol-Hador Says:

Ok, I will take the lump sum payment as well.

BTW, what r they nuts??! Going back to work monday?

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 Jan 15, 2016 at 06:14 PM frummie Says:

I've been many a times in Tennessee, there are good straight forward honest ppl there, cant comment on pics alone,,,,,,

I am so glad this man is REAL. "John & Lisa are going back to work on Monday" yes thats the way to do it,

enjoy your wealth, dont change who you are for a few $, be genuine be yourself,

As the story goes with the tzaddik that came to the wealthy mans home, he didnt have much time for anyone or anything beside for making another $,

the Tzaddik looked out of the window then the Mirror, back and forth, till the wealthy man asked him what are you doing,

The The Tzadik asked him, Tell me my wealthy man, what is the difference between the window and the glass mirror, the man replied, the window is to see out, the mirror is to see yourself,


Ah Ha said the tzaddik, the difference is, the window is pure so you see others, however when you laden your glass with gold n silver all you see is yourself money blocks you os seeing other ppl, the wealthy man understood what he meant and did teshuvah


yeah John and Lisa (lehavdil) are going back to work . love it bless you guys well done

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 Jan 16, 2016 at 02:06 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Even if it is not the wisest choice, one of the nice things about so much money is being able to be a little foolish if it makes you happy.

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 Jan 17, 2016 at 07:01 AM 5TResident Says:

The first thing I'd do if I won this lottery would be to pay off my children's yeshiva tuition. Between tuition, building funds, school dinners and breakfasts, I might even have some money left to live on.

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