Congratulations to the newest Mega Millions winner! One lottery winner matching five Mega Millions winning numbers resulted in a high-tier prize awarded by Rhode Island Lottery officials on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
BREAKING NEWS: The March 30, 2012 Mega Millions winning numbers are 2, 4, 23, 38, 46, the Mega Ball number is 23, and the Megaplier number is X 3. Friday’s estimated jackpot is $640,000,000. There was at least one Mega Millions jackpot winner from Maryland. Updates will follow as soon as they become available.
According to the Rhode Island Lottery, the lucky Mega Millions winner matched four out of five white Mega Millions balls, and the Mega Ball number for $10,000. The Cranston, Rhode Island woman purchased her winning quick pick lottery ticket at La Esquina Market, 274 Webster Avenue, Providence, for the March 27th drawing. Had she spent an extra dollar on the Megaplier option, her prize winnings would have been multiplied by Tuesday’s multiplier of 3 for $30,000 instead.
When asked what she plans to do with her newfound wealth, the Rhode Island Mega Millions winner said she wants to go on a vacation. Who doesn’t want that? Chances are she already purchased her tickets for tonight’s March 30th Mega Millions drawing and is just waiting for the Mega Millions results to be announced.
What About the March 30, 2012 Mega Millions Lottery Prize?
The record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot of $640,000,000 would definitely go a long way to help Rhode Island struggling economy. According to The Huffington Post, “So many tickets have been sold that the jackpot climbed Thursday to the largest in U.S. lottery history, according to officials in Rhode Island, one of 42 states where Mega Millions is played.”
Rep. Helio Melo, the chairman of the House’s Finance Committee was quoted as saying, “I’d love it if a Rhode Islander wins.” That would mean a gigantic windfall with state taxes being brought into the Providence, Rhode Island area for much needed uses, like a $25,000,000 bond for affordable housing, or for aid to local school districts.
Will your lucky Mega Millions winning numbers come up tonight? Like the New York Lottery says, “Hey, you never know!
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:00pm EDT. The estimated jackpot is $640,000,000 annuity, or a one-time lump-sum cash payout of $462,000,000! Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The final Mega Millions results are usually available within a few hours of the drawing.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:59pm EDT. The estimated Powerball jackpot is $60,000,000 annuity or $36,200,000 cash-value. The multi-state Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
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Sources: Mega Millions.com; Rhode Island Lottery
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