Tennessee couple claiming to be Powerball winners appear on the 'Today Show'

Exclusive interview on Today Show


A Tennessee couple claiming to have one of the three winning Powerball tickets visited the "Today Show" on Friday morning in an exclusive interview.

John and Lisa Robinson say they are America's newest millionaires, and decided to go on television first to make the announcement. 

The couple bought four tickets at a local Food Mart one block from their home in Munford, Tennessee, on Wednesday night.

Robinson, a father of two, says he bought the four tickets as he always does to represent the four members their family.

"Actually i was on my way home from work, and she had called me, and she said are you going to stop and get a couple lottery tickets. I said I really didn't feel like stopping that night. But I said yeah I'll stop and get em."

The massive $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot will be split between the Robinsons and two other ticket holders.

The prize is roughly $533 million before taxes, and $327.8 million if they choose the lump-sum payment.

The Robinson's potential winning ticket has not yet been verified by Tennessee lottery officials, but news outlets have reported that one of the winners was sold in Munford, along with one each in California and Florida.

Watch the "Today Show" interview here.