RAYMOND, N.H. (CBS) – The talk of the town in Raymond, New Hampshire is a lottery ticket – the $487 million Powerball ticket sold at the Hannaford supermarket here.
“I think it’s one of the most exciting things that have happened,” shopper Sandra Consalvo told WBZ-TV Sunday, hours after it was announced the store sold the only winning ticket in Saturday night’s national drawing.READ MORE: Major Winter Snow Storm With Blizzard Conditions Possible Saturday
It was a quick pick ticket that was purchased at a self-service vending station inside the store.
“Half-a-billion dollar Powerball winning ticket sold here, the only one in the United States, so we are thrilled,” said New Hampshire Lottery spokesperson Maura McCann.
The winner, who has a full year to come forward, has the option of taking the $487 million paid out over the next 30 years or a lump sum cash prize of $330.6 million.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
“The very first thing is definitely sign that ticket to show ownership and then probably seek some legal advice, seek some financial advice,” McCann told WBZ.
The big mystery is – who won it?
“I just hope whoever wins it really needs it, but I’ll be honest, I’m kicking myself right now because I always buy the tickets when I get the chance,” said shopper Tony Marinilla. “It’s a small town, I am sure we will find out who.”
This Hannaford store will get $75,000 for selling the winning ticket.MORE NEWS: Wednesday's Child: 12-Year-Old William
New Hampshire also had a $1 million winner in Littleton from the same Powerball drawing Saturday.