Hampshire man wins $559.7 million Powerball jackpot

By admin January 8, 2018 17:10

Hampshire man wins $559.7 million Powerball jackpot

A ticket holder from New Hampshire has matched all the numbers drawn on Saturday night’s Powerball draw to win an audacious prize of $559.7 million, one of the largest jackpots in multistate lottery’s history. The ticket was sold at a store in Merrimack, New Hampshire, 30 miles from the capital city of Concord.

The winning numbers of the draw were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, Powerball Number 26, and Power Play Number 3X. The actual prize for January 6, 2017 draw was $559.7 million. Apart from the jackpot winner, more than 4 million ticket holders won prizes from Saturday’s drawing. The Powerball ticketholder or holders can choose the lump-sum payment or can go for the annuity option.

In the annuity option, he/she will be entitled to get the payment in 30 installments. Every installment will be 5 percent larger than its previous. In the case of one-time lump-sum payment, the winner is entitled to receive $358.5 million. Here are the state-wise non-jackpot prize winners. Fifteen states with maximum numbers of winners are listed below.


State Powerball Power Play Total
Dist. of Columbia 6,549 794 7,343
Delaware 13,333 1,507 14,840
Connecticut 34,135 13,752 47,887
Colorado 36,248 27,280 63,528
California 511,368 0 511,368
Arkansas 12,095 15,663 27,758
Arizona 89,537 10,206 99,743
Indiana 73,530 10,357 83,887
Illinois 138,147 15,845 153,992
Idaho 18,115 4,053 22,168
Georgia 117,352 8,749 126,101
Florida 312,328 67,171 379,499
Iowa 31,202 10,627 41,829
Kansas 28,795 2,588 31,383
Kentucky 49,977 4,947 54,924


The forthcoming jackpot is sitting at $40 million. You should get your ticket to have a chance at winning $25.2 million in cash. You can also go for computer-generated numbers. As per statistics, 75 percent of Powerball winning tickets are computer-generated.
In 2017, a hospital worker from Chicopee won a life-changing $758 million Powerball jackpot. She chose the cash option and collected a lump-sum payment of $480 million. The three couples – Maureen Smith & David Kaltschmidt from Florida, John & Lisa Robinson from Tennessee, and Marvin & Mae Acosta from California – have won the biggest Powerball jackpot in the history. It was a jackpot of nearly $1.6 billion. All three couples take home a sum of $533 million (before taxes) each. The Indiana State is leading the number of Powerball jackpot winners. 39 ticket holders from this country have won Powerball jackpots so far.

By admin January 8, 2018 17:10
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