Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $977 Million; $20,000 Winning Ticket Sold in Maryland

The estimated jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing is now $977 million, with a cash option of $461 million, making it the sixth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

Additional information per Maryland Lottery: Although no one hit the Mega Millions jackpot last night, Maryland had plenty of winners statewide including a player holding a $20,000 third-tier winning ticket bought in Fruitland. Eagle Express Mart at 101 North Camden Avenue in Wicomico County sold the lucky ticket, which had the Megaplier feature added. In all, Maryland had 49,654 winners of prizes ranging from $2 to $20,000 in the Tuesday, March 19 drawing. Nationwide, the drawing produced more than 2.1 million winning tickets.

The winning numbers to match are 24, 46, 49, 62 and 66; the Mega Ball was 7 and the Megaplier was x2. The jackpot has rolled to an estimated annuity of $977 million for the Friday, March 22 drawing and an estimated cash option of $461 million.

This is the sixth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, generating more than $3.2 million in prizes to players since the last jackpot was hit on Dec. 8, 2023. Estimated revenue to Maryland during this roll is $8.1 million. If the jackpot is won in Maryland on Friday, the state will receive an estimated $41.2 million in income taxes if the winner takes the cash option.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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