NEWS
07/01/2018 13:40 SAST | Updated 07/01/2018 16:00 SAST

$559 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In US Convenience Store

The big win comes a day after a single winning Mega Millions ticket, worth $450 million, was sold in Florida.

The winning numbers for Saturday’s estimated $570 million Powerball jackpot, the fifth-largest grand prize in the game’s history, were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26. And one very lucky ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six. 

The winning ticket, worth about $559 million, was sold at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, a lottery official told CNNMoney. The store describes itself as a lottery retailer, tobacco store and grocery store on Facebook.

Winning tickets worth $1 million each were reportedly sold in Connecticut, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.

The New Hampshire ticket holder has yet to come forward publicly.

If the winner chooses to receive the Powerball bounty as a lump-sum cash payment, he or she will receive more than $350 million before taxes.

The big win comes a day after a winning Mega Millions ticket, worth about $450 million, was sold at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida.