December 21, 2011
$180,714.60 Wild Money Jackpot Hit
$10,000 Mega Millions Prize
The holidays will certainly be joyful for one lucky Rhode Island Lottery player that hit the Wild Money jackpot last night for $180,714.60.
The winning ticket was bought from Club Juventude Lustiania on Chase Street in Cumberland. The prize has yet to be claimed.
Wild Money is Rhode Island’s own progressive jackpot game with drawings three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, live on WPRI-TV at 7:29pm.
Last night's $152 million Mega Millions® drawing also had a $10,000 winning ticket sold in Rhode Island. The ticket matched four numbers and the Mega Ball number. The standard payout for this type of win is $10,000. The winner did not purchase the Megaplier® feature for an additional dollar on the wager. If the player had opted for Megaplier®, the $10,000 prize would have been multiplied by 4, last night's Megaplier® number, to equal $40,000.
California Liquors on Union Avenue in Providence sold the winning ticket. The $10,000 prize has not been claimed either.
Friday's estimated Mega Millions® jackpot is $173 million.