Update Nov. 3: Maine State Lottery spokesman Angie Helton confirmed Tuesday morning, “the winner did claim the ticket,” but no name or other information has been released. Due to a five-day wait for announcing details, “We will have more to report early next week,” Helton said via email. The winner came forward Monday, she said.
Earlier update: Maine State Lottery spokesman Angie Helton told Wiscasset Newspaper via email: “The ticket is worth $3.2 million annuity. The winner can take the cash option of $2.5 million. The store will receive a $30,000 selling bonus.
“We do not know who the winner is yet. We cannot announce that until five days after they make their claim,” Helton wrote. She listed the winning numbers as 2, 9, 16, 27 and 30, with a Megaball of 5.
Original post: Wiscasset Quik Stop has sold an estimated $3.1 million, Tri-State Megabucks jackpot winning ticket, Maine State Lottery confirmed on its Facebook page Thursday, Oct. 29.
Store owner Sankar Anne said he does not know who bought the ticket. “I feel good and I feel very happy ... mainly for the customer, and I hope it’s a local customer and also a regular customer.”
Anne said the only way he knew about the store selling the winning ticket was a family member telling him it was on Facebook. But since then, people have begun talking and calling about it, he said in the phone interview from the store at the corner of Hooper Street and Gardiner Road.
Maine State Lottery spokesman Angie Helton had no details yet. She said a store that sells a winning Megabucks ticket also gets a prize; she could not yet confirm what the prize in this instance will be.