August 6, 2014
$68,288 Win on The Numbers Game
$37,777 Instant Win
A $68,288 Numbers win was claimed by a Newport man. The winner, originally from Pittsburgh, was stationed on a ship in Newport years ago, where he met his wife and the couple decided to make Rhode Island their permanent home. He uses the number from his Veterans plate, 5 9 2 7, to play for the Lottery's daily Numbers game. The winner purchased nine separate tickets using that same number. Two tickets were $5 straight wagers each winning $25,000 when the number came up in the exact order on the August 4th evening drawing. Seven other tickets were $.50 combination tickets each winning $2,604 for matching the number drawn straight and boxed. He plans to use the winnings to take his wife on a Mediterranean cruise for their 45th wedding anniversary.
He purchased the winning tickets from Stop & Shop, 199 Connell Hwy., Newport. He always buys his lottery tickets there and said the staff teases him because he always seems to be one number off.
A Pawtucket man found luck playing the "Emerald Green" Instant Game. He won $37,777 on the ticket he purchased at Ama's Variety Mini Mart, 957 Main St., Pawtucket. As soon as he scratched the ticket and saw he won, he called his son and said "I need a ride to Cranston". His son said he was stunned, but that his father has always been lucky. This winner also won $50,000 on an Instant Game in June, 2012.