Meet The Tennessee Couple Who Are $533 Million Richer After Powerball Win
Meet two of the lucky Powerball winners: John and Lisa Robinson from Munford, Tennessee.
Their prize is roughly $533 million before taxes, and $327.8 million if they choose the lump-sum payment, the show reported.
But they haven't claimed their money yet. They explained they came to New York before turning in the ticket to Tennessee lottery officials.
"I didn't know exactly what do to,'' John said. “I knew that I wanted to get an accountant. I knew that I wanted to get a lawyer and try to follow the procedures that they tell you to follow."
Munford is a tiny town with a population of just 6,000. The Robinsons bought the winning ticket at local food mart.
Lisa Robinson works for a dermatologist and John is an engineer.
“I was on my way home from work and she had called me and asked if I was going to stop and get a couple of lottery tickets,” he said.
Lisa explained the moment she found out they had won millions.
“I wrote the numbers down and I got to looking and I saw it and looked again," she said. "They're the same. Looked again and the third time I went running down the hallway and went 'John, John you gotta check these numbers!'"
He admitted: “I checked them four times and said: ‘I’ll believe it when the news comes on in the morning and they say hey, there's a winner been in Munford.’”
That's exactly what happened.
Lisa called her boss from the Today show to explain that she wouldn't be in - but assured them she'd be back to work by Monday.
The Robinson’s ticket still has not been verified by Tennessee lottery officials. The law in their state says that the winner must come in person with the ticket in hand along with the identification of the person who bought it. They said they planned to go back to Tennessee after appearing on the show.
There is still no word on the lottery winners from Chino Hills, California and Melbourne Beach, Florida.