Only a day after a lotto participant in Florida claimed a $450 million Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot, America obtained one other large winner Saturday night time.
A successful ticket for the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot was bought at a Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, New Hampshire, in response to Maura McCann, a spokeswoman with the New Hampshire Lottery. The shop will get a $75,000 bonus for promoting the successful ticket.
The successful numbers had been 12, 29, 30, 33 and 61, with a Powerball variety of 26.
As of Sunday morning, the grand prize winner had not but come ahead. Charlie McIntyre, the manager director of the New Hampshire Lottery, supplied up some recommendation.
“Profitable such an unimaginable amount of cash is really life-changing, however earlier than the winner begins planning to purchase an costly yacht or a mansion, I’d encourage her or him to take a second to course of what successful this prize means,” McIntyre stated in a press launch.
He suggested big-time lottery winners to all the time signal the again of their tickets and seek the advice of a lawyer and monetary adviser concerning the winnings. He additionally advised the winner give you a plan earlier than claiming the prize, since she or he has a full yr to take action.
The $559.7 million grand prize marked the sixth-largest Powerball jackpot on report and the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever.
It additionally marks the second huge lottery prize to be bought to a New Hampshire participant in only a yr and a half.
In July 2016, a participant in Raymond, who selected to stay nameless, scored a $487 million Powerball jackpot.
Powerball and Mega Thousands and thousands are the 2 greatest lottery video games in the USA. Rule adjustments to Powerball in 2015 and Mega Thousands and thousands in 2017 made the video games tougher to win. Meaning it is extra doubtless that we’ll see future situations the place each of the video games have jackpots that develop to dizzying heights on the similar time.
The most important Powerball jackpot ever was a $1.6 billion prize cut up 3 ways in January 2016. The most important Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was $656 million in March 2012, additionally cut up 3 ways.
The chances of successful the Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million, whereas the chances for Powerball’s jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.