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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 30

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Friday, March 30. Here are five things you need to know:

1. Sun: Yeah, the sun is forecasted to return on Friday, with temperatures similar to Thursday – into the upper 40s. But there will be some gusty winds too.

2. Wenham Parking: The wintertime overnight parking ban comes to an end on Saturday in Wenham. Since Nov. 15, . That final day of that ban is Saturday, March 31.

3. $540 Million: The buzz is in the air about the largest lottery jackpot ever in U.S. history, which will be drawn on Friday night. Until then, you have a few options locally to buy a Megamillions ticket: , , and in Hamilton plus in Wenham. Later on Monday morning, we’ll have a story that will let you have a say about how you might spend the money if you win.

4. April Fool's: Yes, April Fool's Day is coming up on Sunday. Don’t turn to Hamilton-Wenham Patch for any stories trying to emulate The Onion satirical newspaper. But we are wondering, what have been some of your best April Fool's Day jokes or pranks? Let us know in the comments section below.

5. Third Quarter: Friday marks the end of the third quarter marking period at . Students, that means a quarter of the school year left until summer vacation.

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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