Maine State Lottery officials announced today that a $2,000,000 Powerball ticket was sold for the Saturday, February 23 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Canaan Superette in Canaan, Maine. Saturday’s winning numbers were 02-05-31-39-41, and the Powerball was 29.
The winning Powerball ticket matched five numbers, and the winner turned a $1 million prize into a $2 million prize for just an extra $1 with the Power Play option. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Tom Ward, the owner of Canaan Superette, received a phone call Monday from the Maine Lottery informing him that his store had sold a $2,000,000 winning ticket for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing.
“We don’t know who the winner is,” Ward said. “All of us here are talking about it and wondering who it might be. It would be nice if it was one of our regulars, but I guess we’ll have to wait to find out!”
Ward has owned Canaan Superette, a full-service grocery/agency liquor store with fuel service, for the past seven years. The store has a dozen employees. While this is the store’s first large win, it did have a $30,000 Instant ticket winner last week.
Saturday night’s Powerball drawing awarded 2,620 Powerball prize winners in Maine. Of these prizes, 1,126 multiplied their winnings with the Power Play option. The jackpot for the Wednesday, February 27 drawing is an estimated, annuitized $90,000,000.
February 25, 2013
Maine State Lottery