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Winning Powerball Ticket Sold At NH Hannaford Store Has Town Buzzing

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.

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.

"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.

New Hampshire also had a $1 million winner in Littleton from the same Powerball drawing Saturday.

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