Winning Powerball ticket sold in New HampshireJuly 31, 201600:22
A single winning ticket in Saturday’s $487 million Powerball drawing was sold in New Hampshire, lottery officials announced.
A buyer who matched all five numbers of 11-17-21-23-32 and Powerball 5 took the fifth-largest jackpot in Powerball’s history. It was the eighth-largest lottery prize in the history of the U.S. earlier Saturday, when it was at $478 million.
The ticket was sold at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond, New Hampshire.
The odds of buying the winning ticket are 1 in 292 million, according to Powerball.
The largest all-time biggest lottery prize offered in North America was a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $1.6 billion for winning tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida in January of this year.
A couple who bought the winning California ticket in that draw came forward just last week to claim their $528 million share of the prize. They will take home a cash option of $327.8 million before taxes.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.