Tennessee couple will take lump sum Powerball cash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.”

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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