AUGUSTA — A couple from central Maine who had to spend $1,000 in repair bills after their car went over a particularly bad pothole has won a $250 car repair gift certificate for their troubles.

The Maine Better Transportation Association announced today that Martha and Roland Jordan have won the association’s “Worst Road in Maine” contest to document the worst roadways across the state.

The Jordans’ entry was for Route 219 from Turner to Leeds, where Martha Jordan drove over a pothole that left her with a bent rim, a busted tire, a lost wheel bearing and a costly bill.

Second prize went to Route 141 in Swanville. River Road in Windham took third place.

The contest was to draw attention to the condition of the state’s roads.