Most people would not consider winning $30,000 on Mega Millions a heartbreaking experience. For Aaron Rosa, though, winning $30,000 on last night’s Mega Millions draw meant he was only one number away from sharing in the world record $1.6 billion jackpot. Rosa’s winning ticket last night matched four of the first five numbers and the Megaball. The ticket also had the Megaplier which boosts non-jackpot winning tickets by up to five times. The single number Rosa missed was 5.
“It was heartbreaking to know I was only one number away from the big one, or even a $3 million win,” said Rosa when he claimed his prize at the Lottery offices in Boise this morning. “But it’s still a lot of money!”
Rosa’s winning ticket was sold at KJ’s Superstore in Kuna. Rosa plans to save the winnings to eventually use toward making a home purchase.