tab Facebook Twitter You Tube You Tube
Rhode Island Lottery Rhode Island Lottery VIP Club and Second Chance Drawings Join the Rhode Island Lotery VIP Club
VIP Account

Rhode Island Lottery News > In The News > All News >

Mega Millions® Jackpot Increased to $540 Million - $10,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Claimed

March 29, 2012

Mega Millions® Jackpot Increased to $540 Million
$10,000 Mega Millions® Ticket Claimed

Jackpot fever across the country has led to high sales and a growing Mega Millions® jackpot that is breaking all world records! If the jackpot gets hit on Friday and the winner chooses the annuity option, the now $540 million jackpot would be paid over 26 years in equal installments.  If the winner chooses the cash option, the lump sum payment is estimated at $389.8 million, which is also a world record. 

The $10,000 Mega Millions® winning ticket from Tuesday night's drawing has been claimed by a woman from Cranston.  She said she usually buys tickets when the jackpot gets high and plans to use the money to go on vacation.  The quick pick ticket matched four numbers and the Mega Ball number to win the $10,000 payout.  If she had opted for the Megaplier® option for an extra $1 on the wager, the prize would have been multiplied by three, Tuesday's Megaplier® number, to equal $30,000.   

The winning ticket was sold from La Esquina Market at 274 Webster Ave., Providence.


List All News Articles
  Rhode Island Rhode Island State Seal
  The Ocean State
The Official Website of the Rhode Island Lottery
Benefiting All Rhode Islanders Since 1974

This website,, is the official website of the Rhode Island Lottery. It is UNLAWFUL for anyone under the age of 18 to play the Lottery. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning numbers information on this website, mistakes can occur. If you have questions about winning numbers, contact the Lottery at 401.463.6500 or visit your nearest Lottery Retailer for the official winning numbers and game information.

© 2016 Rhode Island Lottery. All Rights Reserved. Any and all use of content, logos and/or other features of this website are prohibited without the written consent of the Rhode Island Lottery.