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Gas station owner thrilled he sold winning Mega Millions ticket

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The winning numbers were drawn Friday night for the Mega Millions jackpot that has surged to $1.35 billion, the second-largest in the game’s history, and one ticket in Maine has matched all of the numbers to win.

The winning ticket was sold at the Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, according to Maine Lottery. Lebanon is in southern Maine along the New Hampshire border.

“It’s fantastic,” Fred Cotreau, the owner of Hometown Gas & Grill, told ABC News.

“I am excited to find out who it is,” Cotreau said, adding that he hopes the winner is a local resident.

“Hopefully, he shows up in a Ferrari and continues to use my establishment for his convenience and gasoline needs,” Cotreau said with a laugh.

“We’re on somewhat of a busy road, so we really don’t know if it’s a local or out-of-stater. And regardless, I’m happy for them and hope money goes to good use,” he added.

The winning numbers were 30, 43, 45, 36, 61 and the megaball was 14.

The Mega Millions jackpot has now reset to $20 million for Tuesday’s drawing — which means there has been at least one ticket to match all numbers drawn, according to the Mega Millions website.

The Mega Millions jackpot was won by one person in Maine with 14 $2 million winners hailing from California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

“Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery, which has just won its first-ever Mega Millions jackpot,” said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, Lead Director for

The winning numbers were drawn Friday night for the Mega Millions jackpot that has surged to $1.35 billion, the second-largest in the game's history, and one ticket in Maine has matched all of the numbers to win. The winning ticket was sold at the Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, according to Maine Lottery. The Mega Millions jackpot has now reset to $20 million for Tuesday's drawing -- which means there has been at least one ticket to match all numbers drawn, according to the Mega Millions website.

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