Belmont, NH market sells $1-million winning Powerball ticket
BELMONT - There are three winners from last night's $564-million Powerball jackpot drawing. The tickets sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning were about one in 175-million.
One New Hampshire couple didn't take the big jackpot, but they did match five numbers. That's worth $1-million dollars.
Just imagine winning a million bucks. What would you do with it?
Christy Estey of Meredith said, "I'm someone who has always been brought up to pay it forward. I would look to probably give to others than do something for myself."
Bob Wolak of Laconia owns four Dunkin Donuts shops in the Lakes Region. He doesn't have to imagine. He really did win a $1-million in the Powerball drawing.
He purchased the winning ticket here at D & D Market in Belmont.
Former market owner Mark Dickson said, "Bob is a tenant, was a tenant of ours. He owns the Dunkin Donuts next door. Great guy. I'm sure he'll take care of me."
Dickson just sold his market on Wednesday, but the day before, when he was still the owner, is when the winning ticket was purchased.
Dickson said, "We have not had a winner that big. wWe have had some decent size scratch winners, but never had a winner as big as a million dollars. And to do it on the last day of business is pretty interesting."
Dickson bought tickets himself that day. He thinks he was just one ticket away from the winner. He said, "He bought five tickets. I bought five tickets. His right before mine was the winning ticket. They were quick picks. Five easy picks."
Dickson gets 1%, or $10,000, for selling the winning ticket.
The odds of getting the five numbers needed to win $1-million are about 1 in 5-million.