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A husband and wife from Georgetown, Kentucky have stepped forward to collect a Powerball lottery jackpot worth nearly $129 million before taxes.

Rob and Tuesday Anderson both work at Johnson Controls, which makes auto parts for the Toyota plant.

Rob Anderson says he went to a local Marathon convenience store on Christmas Eve to buy three $1 tickets to give as stocking stuffers, but the clerk mistakenly printed a single $3 Quick Pick ticket.

Anderson decided to keep the ticket, which turned out to contain the winning numbers.

He says there are no big plans for the money at this point.

We’re really grounded people. My wife has taught me well, so to speak, to hang on to that dollar and see how far it gets you. We’ll still clip coupons, we’ll still look for the clearance racks,” he said.

The prize is the largest won in Kentucky since the state lottery was created in 1989.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."