Springfield Store Sells Winning Megabucks Ticket 

Someone in northern Maine is a half million dollars richer.

A winning Megabucks ticket was sold last week at Smith’s General Store in Springfield.

The wednesday jackpot was $550,000.

State Lottery director Dan Gwadosky says the winner came forward on Friday.

That person now has five days to decide whether to take the money in a lump sum of about $275,000 or an annuity of about $22,000 a year for 25 years.

The winner’s name has not been released.

Gwadosky says the lucky person the 201st Maine winner since Megabucks started in the state in 1986.