Woolwich man wins $1 million with Powerball ticket sold in Bath

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 10:39 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 12, 2013, at 4:57 p.m.

BATH, Maine — A Woolwich man matched five lucky numbers and won $1 million as a result of Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

Terry Taylor of Woolwich arrived at the Maine Lottery offices in Hallowell just after noon on Thursday to collect his winnings, according to Tim Poulin, deputy director of the Maine Lottery.

Poulin handed Taylor a check for $700,000, withholding 25 percent federal tax and 5 percent state tax.

Taylor purchased his winning ticket at the Bath Clipper Mart on Leeman Highway. The store will receive a $20,000 selling bonus.

Taylor did not immediately return a phone call Thursday.

The largest Powerball prize in Maine was won in February 2013, when James Lovell of Clinton won $2 million after playing the Powerball and adding the “Power Play,” doubling his winnings, Poulin said.

The Clipper Mart manager deferred all questions to the company’s main office in Tewksbury, Mass. A call to that office was not immediately returned.

Stopping at the Clipper Mart for coffee Thursday morning, Chris Graham of Westbrook said, “Good for them. Lucky winner. I hope they use it wisely.”

Graham plays “once in awhile,” and added that, “The Mega Millions is $400 million [this week]. I think I could handle some of that.”

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