Last night’s Mega Millions drawing resulted in a $3 million winning ticket sold in Rhode Island, according to the Rhode Island Lottery. 

The Quick Pick ticket matched five out of five numbers to win the standard prize payout of $1 million.  However, since the winner purchased the Megaplier feature for an additional dollar, the $1 million prize was multiplied by three, last night’s Megaplier number, to equal $3,000,000.

According to Rhode Island Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased yesterday at Daily Stop Mart, 549 Charles St., Providence, at 6:29 p.m.  The $3 million prize has yet to be claimed and Rhode Island Lottery officials look forward to cutting the check and congratulating the winner.

Rhode Island has had its fair share of high-tier Mega Millions® winners over the years:

Date Game Prize
1/25/22 Mega Millions® Megaplier® $3 million
8/20/21 Mega Millions® Megaplier® $2 million
3/17/20 Mega Millions® $1 million
10/13/17 Mega Millions® $21 million
6/17/16 Mega Millions® Megaplier® $5 million

Friday’s estimated Mega Millions® jackpot is $421 million. Tickets may be purchased up until 9:50 p.m. on the drawing night. Drawings take place at 11:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.