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One winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot

08 January 2018

A winning ticket for the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, New Hampshire, according to Maura McCann, a spokeswoman with the New Hampshire Lottery. On July 30, 2016, a $487 million winning ticket was sold in Raymond.

The winning numbers were 12-29-30-33-61 for the white balls and 26 for the red Powerball. If the victor or winners opt for the cash option, it would be $358.5 million. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in March 2012, also split three ways.

As of Sunday morning, the grand prize victor had not yet come forward.

One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday's estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game's 15-year history, lottery officials said. The identity of that victor also had not yet been revealed.

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New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre says someone woke up a multimillionaire today.

The store will receive a $75,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

It also marks the second massive lottery prize to be sold to a New Hampshire player in just a year and a half.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. Numbers for the jackpot will be drawn at 9:59 p.m. Saturday night.

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The winning Mega Millions ticket in Florida was purchased at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the small central town of Port Richey.

A Powerball victor may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time, lump-sum cash payment. The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million.

It won't be known until later whether there is a victor from the numbers drawn Saturday.

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One winning Powerball ticket to claim $570 million jackpot