Saturday 26 May 2018

World record $1.6bn Powerball jackpot winners won't quit their jobs

Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson (AP)
Powerball winners John and Lisa Robinson (AP)

The couple from small-town Tennessee who bought one of three magic tickets splitting the world-record $1.6bn Powerball jackpot say they do not plan to quit their jobs or buy a new house.

John Robinson and his wife Lisa went to the Tennessee lottery headquarters in Nashville to have their winning ticket verified by lottery officials on Friday.

The couple's lump sum payout is about $327m. The ticket for Wednesday night's draw was bought at a grocery shop in their west Tennessee home town of Munford, population 6,000. Two other winning tickets were bought in California and Florida.

The Robinsons said they will not stop working and will not make any wild purchases. They will pay off their mortgage and their daughter's student loans, but have no desire to move from their small house in a close-knit community.

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