$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in West Swanzey

Cherise Leclerc 

A Powerball ticket worth $2 million was sold in New Hampshire this weekend.

The winning ticket was sold at Gomarlo’s Supermarket in West Swanzey. Store manager Jared Fisher told News 9 the ticket matched all 5 winning numbers but not the Powerball number, and the winner doubled the prize by playing the Power Play.

Fisher said in the past two weeks, they have sold five times as many tickets as usual.

“It’s pretty cool,” Fisher said. “Not a lot of outsiders who come, so there’s a good chance we know who it is. Whoever it is, we are pretty excited for it.”

Fisher said he learned about the winning ticket Sunday morning when the cashiers asked if it was him. The store will receive $20,000 for selling the ticket.

There was also a $50,000 Powerball winner at the Super Shell Food Mart in Nashua and a $10,000 winner in the Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday night at the Circle K in Seabrook.

Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery, Charlie McIntyre, said when jackpots get this large, combined at $1.5 billion, lottery fever sets in.

In fact, on drawing day, their lottery terminals can see about $2,000 worth of sales every minute.

“It’s a lot of tickets to sell at once, a lot of fingers hitting a lot of buttons,” McIntyre said.