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Tennessee Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Prize

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Tennessee – After a whirlwind trip to New York City for a visit with The Today Show, the Tennessee winners of one-third of the historic, world record-breaking Powerball jackpot of $1.58 BILLION arrived at Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville today to claim their share of the prize, an incredible $528.8 million.

Lisa and John Robinson of Munford, along with their daughter Tiffany and dog Abby, were greeted at the door by Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove.

"I am a little overwhelmed and excited," Lisa Robinson said during the afternoon press conference. "We just wanted a little piece of the pie, but instead we got a big piece!"

The jackpot ticket was one of three Powerball tickets to match all six numbers drawn on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, to win the $1.58 billion jackpot. This is the second Powerball jackpot winner in Tennessee in a row and the fifth Powerball jackpot winner in the state.

The Robinsons chose to receive the lump sum cash payment of $327,835,000 rather than the annuitized amount of $528.8 million. The retailer location received $25,000 for selling the winning jackpot ticket.