SALEM, N.H. — A Tedeschi Food Shop customer could be a million dollars richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at the Main Street store.
But if the unidentified customer decides to take the lump sum, she will walk away with only $600,000. Otherwise, the winner receives $1,000 a week for 20 years, or $1,040,000.
The winning Tri-State Weekly Grand Extra ticket was drawn Friday night, according to New Hampshire Lottery spokeswoman Maura McCann.
The winning ticket matched all four numbers and the Lucky Ball number.
Due to the Fourth of July weekend, the winner hasn't gotten the chance to claim the ticket, McCann said yesterday.
Tedeschi employee Tracy Curtis said the lottery notified the store after the drawing Friday night. All the store knows is the winner is a woman, she said.
"This is the first big winner we've had in at least five years," Curtis said.
The store has had some $10,000 winners but no one in recent years who has won a jackpot as big as this one, she said.
Winning lottery tickets are nothing new in Southern New Hampshire.
Last fall, a $1.55 million Megabucks ticket was sold at a Londonderry store. Convenience stores in Salem have had several big winners in the past.
The winning numbers drawn Friday were 2-6-28-29 and the Lucky Ball number was 9.
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