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Rhode Island Has its First Mega MillionsŪ Jackpot Win

October 16, 2017

Rhode Island Has its First Mega Millions® Jackpot Win

For the first time since Rhode Island Lottery began selling the Mega Millions® game in 2010, a Rhode Island Lottery player has hit the jackpot!  The winning ticket, which has yet to be claimed was a $5 wager purchased at 4:39 p.m. on Friday, October 13th, from Martin's Petroleum, 481 Warren Ave., East Providence.

The winning numbers played were 2, 7, 18, 26, 31, and Mega Ball 12, which were all picked by the winner.  The $43 million jackpot will be split with a winner in Michigan who played the same winning number combination.  Each winner will have the option to receive his/her winnings as an annuity, with $21 million being paid out over 29 years, or to take the cash option of $13.1 million, paid out in one lump sum.  If the Rhode Island winner chooses the cash option, the State will receive $786,679 in taxes. 

There was also a $5,000 winning Mega Millions® ticket sold in Friday night's drawing.  This winning ticket matched 4 numbers and the Mega Ball. That winning ticket was purchased at Speedway, 1112 Post Rd., Warwick. 

Mega Millions® drawings take place Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m.  The estimated Mega Millions® jackpot for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, is $15 million.


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