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TENNESSEE POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNER CLAIMS PRIZE; Shares in Largest Jackpot Prize in World History
Friday, January 15, 2016
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Lottery President & CEO celebrates with TN Powerball Jackpot winners

NASHVILLE - 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.

Along with the Robinson’s winning jackpot ticket, there was one $2 million winner, one $100,000 winner, and 17 $50,000 winners across the state. To date, the Lottery has sold 180 winning tickets worth $1 million or more since its inception.

In addition, this historic Powerball jackpot run has raised an additional $28.9 million for education in Tennessee.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.5 billion for designated education programs to fund college grants and scholarships, a variety of after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise initiative.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $8.7 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned more than $896 million in retailer commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun. Play Responsibly.

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