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One Powerball ticket worth $487 million sold in New Hampshire

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By Todd Northrop

Folks in New Hampshire are eager to learn who among them holds the winning ticket to a $487 million Powerball jackpot.

The New Hampshire Lottery has announced that the winning ticket was sold at the Hannaford Supermarket on Freetown Road in Raymond, a southern New Hampshire town of about 10,000.

According to officials, this marks the 10th winning Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire and the first since 2007. By far, it is the largest jackpot-winning ticket ever sold in the state.

"As the first lottery in the nation, the New Hampshire Lottery has a long tradition of creating winners," said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. "We even like to say that New Hampshire invented lucky. That statement could not be more accurate as we are thrilled that the fifth largest Powerball jackpot was sold right here in New Hampshire. Some lucky New Hampshire Lottery player is waking up a winner this morning."

The winning numbers were 11, 17, 21, 23, and 32, with Powerball number 5. The Power Play number was 2.

Saturday's drawing was the eighth-largest US lottery jackpot ever. It was initially estimated to be $478 million, but after all proceeds were counted just before draw time, the final tally brought the jackpot to $487 million.

The lump sum option is worth $336.8 million, the eighth-largest US lottery jackpot cash value in history.

In addition to the New Hampshire jackpot winner, last night 15 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 3 from California, 1 from Florida, 3 from Georgia, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New Hampshire, 2 from Pennsylvania, 1 from South Carolina, 1 from Tennessee, 1 from Washington, and 1 from West Virginia.

The California second-prize winners each will be awarded $785,065 because California does not award fixed prizes. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

Out of the 15 second-prize tickets, only one of the tickets from Pennsylvania was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play, doubling their prize to $2 million.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.

141 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 20 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $100,000, and 19 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $9,028 this drawing.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Powerball jackpot resets to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, August 3.

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Posted: July 31, 2016, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

The company "Steve Player" [headquartered in New Hampshire] could have won the PB Jackpot with a Quick Pick !!!     How ironic if "he" did !!!   Green laugh

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    Posted: July 31, 2016, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the lucky winners.

     

    If this is not a true case of just how random the lottery is then I really don't know. Some draws we get no jackpot and no 2 prize winners

    Then this draw we have a total of 16 tickets that matched the first 5 numbers alone...I wonder how many "duplicate" tickets are out there with each draw that never hits the jackpot. 

    It just shows that it could anyone of us and any darn time...just keep at it and it may be your lucky day

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      Posted: July 31, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

      Not too far away from the Massachusetts border, maybe a homie won it.  Frequently winners play and win in Mass. from New Hampshire.  Am hoping it is someone from NH that won though.

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        Happy California
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        Posted: July 31, 2016, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winner in New Hampshire! 

         I am grateful that Power Ball starts at $40,000,000.00

         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

         Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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          Posted: July 31, 2016, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

          I think it unlikely that Player won. I haven't seen Steve's name in the NH lottery monthly winners list for anything for quite some time now. Anyways I always love to see a massive jackpot won by a small state, and even more so when it's MY small state. Way to go! Live free or die.

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            Posted: July 31, 2016, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

            Probably won by a 60 something  grandmother. Banana Your new found wealth. 

            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Posted: July 31, 2016, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the lucky winners.

               

              If this is not a true case of just how random the lottery is then I really don't know. Some draws we get no jackpot and no 2 prize winners

              Then this draw we have a total of 16 tickets that matched the first 5 numbers alone...I wonder how many "duplicate" tickets are out there with each draw that never hits the jackpot. 

              It just shows that it could anyone of us and any darn time...just keep at it and it may be your lucky day

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              Mr./Ms. WinWinChicDin,

              Thank you, and that is truly my thinking.
              I congratulate the 15 winners as well (if they all came forward, so far).

              But doggone it, 1 jackpot winner, again.

              Mr. Groppo

              • Don't chase the numbers you play.
              • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
              • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                        (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                Posted: July 31, 2016, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                How about those 19 California 4 + 1 winners that will get only $9,028 instead of $50,000?

                All I can say about that is.... WOW!

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                  Posted: July 31, 2016, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Huge congrats to the winners! Quick! While everyone's attention is on NH, win the $40-90 Mil PB / MM jackpot!

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                    Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the winner/s!!!

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                      Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                      141 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $50,000. Of those tickets, 20 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $100,000, and 19 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $9,028 this drawing.

                       

                      What a rip of for Californians. Roll Eyes

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                        Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                        Here's the lucky store that sold the solo winning ticket:

                        hannaford

                        It's a small town with a population of 10K people and 29 sq miles. The town was incorporated in 1764. It's quaint, old school and beautiful. Will the new millionaires pack up and move to Florida?

                        raymond, nh

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                          Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                          How about those 19 California 4 + 1 winners that will get only $9,028 instead of $50,000?

                          All I can say about that is.... WOW!

                          But if there was only 1 winner, that winner would get 170,000+ and (s)he wouldn't even need to put in the extra dollar for powerplay. 2+1 to 4+1 tends to have big prize pools so if you manage to be the only one (or a handful) then you could make quite a lot. 5+0 though almost always sucks regardless of the amount of winners.

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                            Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                            "The company "Steve Player" [headquartered in New Hampshire] could have won the PB Jackpot with a Quick Pick !!!"

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