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$570M Powerball, $450M Mega Millions Jackpots All Gone

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Sam Safa, owner of Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where the winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold. (Steven Senne/AP)

By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 06:30 AM

The $570 million Powerball and the $450 Mega Millions jackpots are all gone after this weekend when single-ticket winners were revealed by the lotteries in New Hampshire and Florida.

The New Hampshire Powerball winner beat one in 292.2 million odds to win the huge prize Saturday by matching the numbers 12-29-30-33-61 with a Powerball of 26, which was reportedly the fifth-largest prize in the game's history, NBC News reported.

On Friday, one ticket out of Florida beat one in 302.6 million odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot after matching its winning numbers of 28-30-39-59-70 with the Mega Ball 10, noted NBC News.

The winners have not come forward yet.

Sam Safa, who owns the convenience store in Merrimack, New Hampshire where the winning Powerball ticket was sold, was awarded $75,000 for selling the ticket, USA Today reported.

"Can you believe someone just walked into my store and won?" Safa, who has owned the store for about 14 years, told USA Today. "Most of my customers are local, and I'm hoping it's someone local. But whoever it is, congratulations to them.

"It's a nice bonus and I am very happy about the money. And it's just so nice to have so many people stopping by, saying hello, shaking my hand," Safa added.

The Florida Mega Millions winner was purchased at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey, Florida, according to WTVT-TV. The television station said it was the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history after going 23 straight drawings without a winner.

Some of the store's customers told WTVT that they were stunned by the news.

"Right here, the same place where I come to get juice, milk sometimes, I'm just like wow, would be nice if it was me," customer Anthony Lozada told the television station.

USA Today said that the only other time two of the top 12 jackpots hit in the same month was in 2016. In that instance, a Mega Millions ticket in Indiana won $536 million on July 8 and three weeks later a Powerball winner was named in New Hampshire, the newspaper stated.

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