Robert Fayette of Hot Springs on July 18, 2011 claimed his $30,000 Mega Millions prize from the July 15, 2011 drawing at the Rapid City Lottery office.
Fayette matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball to win the game's $10,000 third prize but because he purchased the Megaplier option for $1 per play more and the Megaplier drawn was 3, his prize was tripled to $30,000.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Lynn's Dakotamart in Hot Springs. The store will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
Mega Millions is played in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Mega Millions jackpot currently sits at $43 million for the next drawing on Tues., July 19, 2011.