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

11:10  08 january  2018
11:10  08 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

$570M Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire

  $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.

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 US$ 559 .7 million jackpot , one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a 0 million Mega Millions grand prize.

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 “We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire ’s latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning

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.

Numbers drawn for $570 million Powerball jackpot

  Numbers drawn for $570 million Powerball jackpot <p>The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida.</p>One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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 0 million Mega Millions grand prize.

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 "We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire 's latest big winner — someone woke up a multimillionaire this morning

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.

Powerball winning numbers announced for $460 million jackpot

  Powerball winning numbers announced for $460 million jackpot <p>The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number is 12. The jackpot is $460 million.</p>There is a one-time cash option of $291 million.

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 0 million Mega Millions grand prize.

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 The winner had not yet come forward as of Sunday evening. "We are looking forward to meeting New Hampshire 's latest big winner - someone

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.

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots grow to nearly $800M .
Nearly $800 million is up for grabs between the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, meaning 2018 could be a very rewarding year for someone lucky enough to have a winning ticket for one of the nation's two largest lottery jackpots. There was no winner in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, which pushed the prize on Wednesday to an estimated $440 million.For those who want to try their luck at the Mega Millions, an estimated $343 million is up for grabs in Tuesday night's drawing.The prospect of winning hundreds of millions of dollars has hopeful would be-winners flocking to stores to grab tickets.

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