The Mega Millions has thrust a small rural hamlet just over the New Hampshire border into the national spotlight.

A small community called Lebanon, Maine is close to Rochester.

The winning ticket for the $1.35 billion reward was sold at a petrol station in Lebanon called Hometown Gas and Grill on Friday.

People all throughout the nation waited three months for a winner, making the prize the second-largest in lottery history.

The announcement has thrilled Lebanon residents, who are thrilled that a native is the winner.

“We're a small community. We're a small store. We just hope it's somebody local,” Fred Cotreau, owner of Hometown Gas & Grill, said.

The winner has 12 months to claim their prize at the Maine Lottery's Augusta office, according to the director.

Lottery winners in Maine have the option of remaining anonymous.