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Six PowerBallŪ Tickets Worth High Tier Prizes Sold in Rhode Island

January 14, 2016

Six PowerBall® Tickets Worth High Tier Prizes Sold in Rhode Island

The PowerBall® frenzy has come to an end.  The $1.5 billion jackpot was hit last night. A total of three winning tickets were sold – one each in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

Even though Rhode Island did not have a jackpot winner, 89,984 winning tickets were sold in Rhode Island, totaling $2,762,716 in prizes.  The prize amounts and Retailers that sold the high-tier winning tickets are listed below:

$1 Million Winning PowerBall® Tickets

Colbea Enterprises
1207 Pontiac Ave., Cranston

Conimicut Liquors
1230 West Shore Rd., Warwick

$100,000 Winning PowerBall® PowerPlay® Tickets

Stop & Shop
333 West River St., Providence

Tavares News
30 High St., Pawtucket

$50,000 Winning PowerBall® Tickets

Stop & Shop
900 Tiogue Ave., Coventry

Stop & Shop
575 Greenwich Ave., Warwick

 

A Coventry man claimed the $50,000 winning PowerBall® ticket sold at Stop & Shop, 900 Tiogue Ave., Coventry. He is a twenty-year Navy Veteran, who has been around the world several times. When asked how he'll spend his winnings, he laughed; and said "Well I will not be using the money won to travel." In fact, he does not have any immediate plans. He wants to simply enjoy life, and this win will certainly help him do so. His winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number to win $50,000. He has been playing the same numbers, which represent his birth date.

RI Lottery winnerJohn Diggle of Greenville claimed the $100,000 winning PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket sold at Tavares News, 30 High St., Pawtucket. His ticket also matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number.  However, he added PowerPlay® to his wager for an extra dollar, which multiplied his prize by two, last night's PowerPlay® number, to equal $100,000.  He has worked for National Grid for 40 years and will save the money won for his retirement. He too has been playing the same numbers, which represent his parents' birthdays. All other prizes listed in the chart above have yet to be claimed.

 

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