October 20, 2008
Rhode Island Lottery Players Are Lucky with PowerBall®
Plus a $12,000 Instant Games Winner
Saturday night’s $33.6 million PowerBall® jackpot drawing was lucky for three Rhode Island Lottery players. There was a $40,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® winner and two $10,000 PowerBall® winners. The tickets all matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number. The standard payout for this type of win is $10,000. Only one of the winners purchased the Power Play® feature for an additional dollar on the wager. His prize was multiplied by four, Saturday’s Power Play® number, changing his winnings to $40,000.
The $40,000 ticket was purchased from Cumberland Farms, 400 Metacom Ave., Bristol. One of the $10,000 winning tickets was sold by Stop & Shop on George Washington Highway in Lincoln. Neither of those prizes have been claimed.
A man from Hope, RI, came in this morning to claim the other $10,000 prize He said this win comes at a perfect time with his daughter getting ready to have a baby in November. He bought this ticket from Stop & Shop at 200 Atwood Ave., Cranston.
Also, a Cranston man claimed a winning $10,000 PowerBall® ticket from the October 8th drawing as he just checked his ticket. He purchased the winning ticket from Pontiac Food Mart on Pontiac Avenue in Cranston.
Wednesday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $42 million.
Also, this morning a $12,000 winning Word Search Instant Ticket was claimed by Amanda Freitas of Warwick. She will normally buy one of these tickets to play while her laundry is in the dryer. Freitas plans to use her winnings to pay bills and for her holiday shopping.