NEW YORK – Mainer Blaine Marston from Passadumkeag has become the first POWERBALL millionaire of 2020.
Just after midnight Dick Clark Productions and POWERBALL announced the winner during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve on ABC 7.
Country artist Jessie James Decker announced on live television that Marston was the lucky winner.
He was randomly chosen as part of a national POWERBALL promotion.
“It was very, I can’t even put it into words. Just being there I was thrilled to even be picked out of 300. Then when I got to five people I was thrilled to be at five because there’s a lot of VIP stuff that you do as the five contestants,” said Marston.
“That was special. And the whole process was special,” he said.
Marston said he only entered one ticket. Other people that were chosen entered hundreds of tickets he said.
According to Marston, he had a good feeling about this drawing from the start.
“I was very confident from day one. I had told my brother that I was going to win it. He was like ‘you’re just being cocky,’ and I said ‘no I’m going to win it,'” Marston said.
Marston said his family is most important to him and he plans to spend some of the money helping them out.