US New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

11:10  08 january  2018
11:10  08 january  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $ 559 .7 million jackpot , one The identity of that winner also had not yet been revealed. The winning numbers to claim the Mega Millions jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10.

“We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire ’s latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning!” said New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie Numbers drawn for 0 million Powerball jackpot . Powerball jumps to 0M after no winning tickets sold.

Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, right, both of Merrimack, N.H., sell a lottery ticket Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, to Diane Ackley, hand only below, at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store, in Merrimack. A lone Powerball ticket sold at Reeds Ferry Market matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) © The Associated Press Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, right, both of Merrimack, N.H., sell a lottery ticket Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, to Diane Ackley, hand only below, at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store, in Merrimack. A lone Powerball ticket sold at Reeds Ferry Market matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

MERRIMACK, N.H. — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.

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"We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire 's latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning!" said New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre. 1 winning Powerball ticket to claim 0 million jackpot .

AP Photo/Steven Senne. Cashiers Kathy Robinson, left, and Ethel Kroska, right, both of Merrimack, N . H ., sell a lottery ticket Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, to Diane Ackley, hand only below, at Reeds Ferry Market convenience store, in Merrimack.

Since Reeds Ferry Market opened at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, dozens of excited regulars have stopped by the small, independent convenience store in New Hampshire that sold the winning Powerball ticket to congratulate the owner and chat about the win, store owner Sam Safa said. He said he doesn't know the identity of the winner, but hopes one of the regulars from the over 100-year-old store in Merrimack, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Concord, won the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot.

"I'm very excited and overwhelmed," said Safa.

He said that by selling the ticket, it felt like he himself had won. The store will receive a $75,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 12-29-30-33-61 and Powerball 26.

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A lone Powerball ticket sold at Reeds Ferry Market matched all six numbers and will claim a 0 million jackpot , one day after another single ticket sold in Florida “We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire ’s latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning!” said New

A lone Powerball ticket sold at Reeds Ferry Market matched all six numbers and will claim a 0 million jackpot , one day after another single ticket sold in Florida “We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire ’s latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning!” said New

The initial jackpot was estimated at $570 million, but the actual jackpot at the time of the drawing was the lesser amount, $559.7 million, New Hampshire Lottery Spokeswoman Maura McCann said Sunday.

The winner had not yet come forward as of Sunday evening.

"We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire's latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning!" said New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre.

The Florida Lottery says the winning Mega Millions ticket from Friday night's drawing was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the ticket. The identity of that winner also had not yet been revealed.

The winning numbers to claim the Mega Millions jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10.

The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.

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This story has been corrected to show Saturday's Powerball jackpot was the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, not the seventh largest.

$570M Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire .
A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire in Saturday's $570 million Powerball drawing, a day after someone won a huge Mega Millions prize.The big win comes a day after someone who bought a ticket in Florida won a $450 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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