Mega Millions hasn’t transformed anyone into an instant jackpot winner for a few months, but it made several people super-rich in the meantime. The newest addition to the group is one lucky player from Rhode Island, who scooped an impressive $5.000.000 prize on Friday night. Try stopping rollover train in its track on Tuesday – a ground-breaking windfall worth $333.000.000 is waiting for you!
The winning combination drawn on June 17th consisted of the numbers 20, 23, 30, 44 and 59 with the Mega Ball 9. Even though nobody managed to match them all, three players were only one digit away from the big jackpot after they correctly guessed the five main numbers. Two of them – residents of California and New Jersey – netted a $1.000.000 cash reward each, but one participant from Rhode Island had an even better night. The lucky player scooped $5.000.000 thanks to including the optional Megaplier, that made his Match 5 prize five times bigger.
This is currently the largest Mega Millions cash reward won by someone from Rhode Island, which joined the game in 2010. It’s also the second time in a week that someone won $5.000.000 playing Mega Millions – the same thing happened to one player from Texas on June 10th.
Powerball also failed to produce a jackpot winner this weekend since the numbers 2, 23, 41, 53 and 63 with the Power Ball 11 didn’t bring a multi-million dollar fortune to anyone. Several players who missed the jackpot by only one digit had a reason for celebration, nevertheless – participants from Missouri and New Jersey ended up $1.000.000 richer, while one New Yorker snatched two times that much after using Power Play option. You could win even more on Wednesday night – pick your lucky numbers and try pocketing $184.000.000!