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$487 million Powerball ticket bought at small-town New Hampshire grocery

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RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — Folks in New Hampshire are eager to learn who among them holds the winning ticket to a $487 million Powerball jackpot. It’s the fifth largest Powerball jackpot of all time.

New Hampshire lottery officials tell television station WMUR someone bought the winning ticket at the local Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, a southern New Hampshire town of about 10,000.

The winning numbers were 11-17-21-23-32, with a Powerball of 5.

The lump sum option is worth $330.6 million.

The frequency of huge jackpots has increased because of a rule change in October 2015, which made the odds of winning worse. Powerball has yielded bigger jackpots this year compared with Mega Millions, which is another multi-state lottery.

The odds of matching all six Powerball numbers and getting the grand prize are about 1 in 292 million.

By midday Sunday, the jackpot winner in Saturday night’s drawing had not come forward.

New Hampshire had a lucky night. Someone in the northern New Hampshire town of Littleton was among 14 people in 10 states who won $1 million for matching the first five numbers.

Someone in Pennsylvania bought a ticket worth $2 million.

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