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It’s still a mystery in N.H. Who won the big jackpot?

Merrimack, NH  1-8-18: Sam Safa, the owner of Reeds Ferry Market, the store where Saturday night's Powerball winning ticket was purchased is pictured holding the message that came out of the lottery machine on Sunday morning announcing that the winner was from his store.
Sam Safa, the owner of the store where Saturday night's Powerball winning ticket was purchased, holds the message that came out of the lottery machine on Sunday morning. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe, File

MERRIMACK, N.H. — One after another, they paraded into Reeds Ferry Market on Monday, a steady stream of Sam Safa’s loyal customers. All focused on an odds-defying, life-altering mystery.

The winning Powerball ticket drawn Saturday night had been sold in this neighborhood store, carrying a jackpot of $560 million. But as of Monday evening, the winner had not claimed the prize, fueling runaway speculation and putting residents on high alert for any clues, gossip, or tidbits of information that might unmask the newly minted half-a-billionaire.

“Were you the lucky one?’’ Safa asked again and again, a broad smile creasing his face.