Couple in NH for NASCAR Race Wins $1 Million Playing Mega Millions
A couple from Colorado on vacation in New Hampshire were the winners of $1 million in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.
Cheryl Vossen purchased the ticket at the state Liquor & Wine Outlet on the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. She and her husband Brian were in the Granite State for the Ambetter 301 NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon this past Sunday. They picked their numbers using Easy Pick.
It was only the second time she had ever purchased a Mega Millions ticket, and she told lottery officials that she was in shock at winning.
The Mega Millions jackpot has not been won since April, and is expected to reach an annuity value of $660 million ($376.9 million cash).
“If the weather lately has been any indication, the Mega Millions jackpot is only continuing to heat up!” Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery said in a statement. “We are thrilled for our players, who now have a chance to win the 3rd largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time."
The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night.
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