January 2, 2018
Two $50,000 Powerball® Prizes Claimed
A $40,000 Instant Win & A $12,000 Keno Plus Win
A Westerly man claimed the $50,000 winning Powerball® ticket sold in Rhode Island for Saturday's draw, the last Powerball® draw of 2017. His winning ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball® number to win $50,000. He did not purchase the Power Play® feature, which would have multiplied his prize by 2, the Power Play® number for Saturday night's draw, to win $100,000 instead of $50,000. In reference to his win he said, "it was a great way to ring in the New Year!" Cumberland Farms, 69 Friendship St., Westerly, sold the winning ticket.
A Warwick woman claimed the $50,000 winning Powerball® ticket from the December 13th draw. Her winning ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball® number to win $50,000. She did not purchase the Power Play® feature, which would have multiplied her prize by 3, the Power Play® number for that draw, to win $150,000. She plans to be use her winnings wisely. Oakie's, 626 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, sold the winning ticket.
Wednesday's estimated Powerball® jackpot is $440 million.
A Wakefield man claimed a $40,000 "Lucky Times 20" Instant Ticket top prize. He plans to do something special for his three young children, and pay bills with the remainder. Healy News Store, 231 Robinson St., Wakefield, sold the winning ticket.
A Cranston man won $12,000 playing Keno Plus. He wagered $2 on a six-spot Quick Pick ticket. He matched all six numbers to win the standard prize payout of $2,400. However, he doubled his base wager and added Keno Plus, so his prize was multiplied by 5, the Keno Plus number drawn, to win $12,000. He is still in shock about his win, and does not have any immediate plans for his winnings. Cumberland Farms, 659 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, sold the winning ticket.