March 23. 2014 6:17PM

$5 Million lottery ticket sold in Keene

KEENE — New Hampshire Lottery officials say a winning $5 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Keene.

The ticket was sold at the Park Avenue Deli and Market, 30 Park Avenue, for the March 21 Mega Millions drawing. Lottery officials said it is the largest Mega Millions winning ticket sold in New Hampshire since they began offering the game in January 2010.

Additionally, a $100,000 winning Gimme 5 ticket was sold Friday night in Bedford.

“It is so thrilling to have a big winning ticket like this sold in New Hampshire! We are so excited to meet our $5 million winner,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery, in a statement released Saturday. “With a $5 million Mega Millions winner, a $1 Million Powerball winner earlier in the week, and a $100,000 Gimme 5 winning ticket sold last night as well, New Hampshire means lucky!”

The winning Mega Millions player bought a ticket and “megaplied” it for $1 more per set of numbers. With the megaplier number five, $1 million was multiplied by five to generate a $5 million prize.

The winning numbers for Mega Millions Friday night were 2 23 30 35 53 and the Mega Ball was 10.

The $100,000 Gimme 5 winning ticket was sold at the Worthens Irving on Route 101 West in Bedford Friday night. This is the sixth $100,000 winning Gimme 5 ticket sold in New Hampshire and the 11th top prize sold throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with three winners in Maine and two in Vermont.

“Players love the Gimme 5 game, which gives them a chance to win $100,000 three times per week,” said McIntyre’s statement.

Friday night’s winning Gimme 5 numbers were 3 17 31 33 34.

These winners came after Paula Giuffrida of Hampstead won $1 million in the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, March 19. Giuffrida purchased her ticket at Store and More, Sandown Road in East Hampstead.