June 2, 2008
$800,000 and $10,000 PowerBall® Winners
June 2, 2008 Saturday night’s $34.1 million PowerBall® jackpot may have been hit in Louisiana, but Rhode Island had some big winners of its own. There was an $800,000 and a $10,000 winning ticket sold in Rhode Island for the May 31st drawing.
A Fall River man claimed the $800,000 ticket this morning. The ticket had matched all five numbers, but not the PowerBall® number, winning the standard payout of $200,000. This player also purchased the PowerPlay® feature for an extra dollar on the wager and multiplied the winning prize by four, Saturday night’s PowerPlay® number, increasing the winnings to $800,000. With his mortgage paid off and no big bills to worry about, the possibilities for his winnings are endless.
The $800,000 winning ticket was sold from Stateline Tobacco at 29 Stafford Rd., Tiverton. This store sold a $200,000 winning ticket in the May 21st PowerBall® drawing.
The $10,000 winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number. That winner did not play PowerPlay®. Tavares News on High Street in Pawtucket sold the $10,000 winning ticket.
Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is at $15 million.