AUGUSTA, MAINE — September 30, 2016 — The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) announced today that it will award 16 $1,000 Scholarship Prizes to be contributed to 16 NextGen 529 plan accounts, selecting one random winner from each of the 16 counties of Maine. The Invest in ME sweepstakes begins on October 1, 2016 and ends on December 29, 2016.

“September is College Savings Month, and a great time to announce the sweepstakes,” said Bruce Wagner, Chief Executive Officer at FAME. “Opening and contributing to a NextGen College Investing Plan account is a great first step toward higher education and we’re hoping the Scholarship Prize is an encouragement to take that first step toward a bright future for all of Maine’s students.”

FAME designed the $1,000 Invest in ME sweepstakes to spark statewide momentum toward encouraging all Maine families to save for college and help to reduce student loan debt.

To enter the Invest in ME Sweepstakes

  • Open a NextGen account for the benefit of a legal resident of the state of Maine


  • Contribute to an existing account for the benefit of a legal resident of the state of Maine


  • Complete and submit a sweepstakes entry form by mail or online at
    Entries must be submitted between October 1, 2016 and December 29, 2016. See for sweepstakes details and Official Rules. No purchase necessary to enter or win. If you do not have a NextGen account at the time of entry, a NextGen account would need to be opened to receive the scholarship prize. Void where prohibit by law.

About the Finance Authority of Maine
FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that expands business and educational opportunities to help Maine people and businesses succeed. To learn more about FAME, please visit