Big win surprises Rhode Island player Drawing Date: 1/22/2021 August 27, 2021 - A $20,000 Mega Millions® Megaplier® prize from the January 22, 2021, drawing, was claimed by Riverside, R.I., woman, Palma Thomas. She came into the Lottery more than six months after winning to claim her prize and had no idea how much she actually won. Thomas matched four out of five numbers, plus the Mega Ball number, in the January drawing to win the $10,000 base prize. However, she also added the Megaplier feature to her ticket for an extra dollar, which doubled her win to $20,000 when the 2 multiplier was drawn. She said she’ll put the money towards her retirement, as well as pay some bills. Willett Farm, 185 Willett Ave., Riverside, sold the winning Quick Pick ticket.