New Hampshire family claims $487m in US Powerball jackpot

2016-09-12 20:11
(File,Mary-Ann Palmer).

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Concord — A New Hampshire family has claimed a $487m Powerball jackpot weeks after the winning ticket was announced.

The winning ticket for the July 30 drawing was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Raymond, New Hampshire, a town of about 10 000 residents.

Lottery officials said on Monday at a news conference that the family wishes to remain anonymous. Their final payout after taxes will be $256m, and the money will be placed in a trust.

Attorneys from a law firm hired to run the trust says the family plans to donate some of the money to charity.

Hannaford donated its $100 000 commission for selling the ticket to a number of charities, including the Raymond Police Department and food pantries. The family will match it.

It's the eighth-largest US lottery jackpot.

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