December 30, 2019
Five Finalists for the "First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year" Announced

$1 Million Drawing to be Broadcast Live Just After Midnight on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020"

The five finalists in the running to become the “First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year” SM were announced by country singer Jessie James Decker at a welcome reception Sunday night in New York City. As part of a national POWERBALL® promotion, one of the five finalists will be randomly chosen to win $1 million on ABC’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”

The finalists for the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year are as follows:

1. Blaine Marston, Maine

2. Cathie Ritchie, Idaho

3. Rigoberto Hernandez Solorzano, Tennessee

4. Cecil Royce, New Mexico

5. Kai Nichols, New York

First teased during last year’s New Year’s Eve telecast, the promotion officially kicked off last spring and continued through summer. As part of the national POWERBALL game, players who purchased tickets from 25 participating jurisdictions could enter their POWERBALL tickets into the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year second-chance drawings. More than three hundred players from those jurisdictions won a VIP trip to New York City to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 and a chance to win $1 million. The three hundred VIP trip winners were narrowed down to five finalists Sunday night.  

The first lottery to launch the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year promotion was the South Dakota Lottery, followed by the Wisconsin Lottery and New Mexico Lottery.  Additional participating jurisdictions included Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year promotion brought second-chance drawing winners and their guests to New York City for the ultimate VIP experience. After a series of seasonal activities across Manhattan, the winners and their guests will gather for an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala featuring a performance from Jessie James Decker at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Manhattan in Times Square. The party will culminate with the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year drawing.

For more information on the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year promotion, please visit www.powerballrockineve.com

Finalists for the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year