June 1, 2018
Providence Man Unknowingly Leaves $50,000 Winning Powerball® Ticket on His Bureau for Eight Months
A Providence man claimed a $50,000 winning Powerball® ticket from the September 13, 2017 draw. He said he was recently on the Rhode Island Lottery website and saw that there was a $50,000 prize unclaimed from September, so he thought he’d check the tickets he’s had sitting on his bureau. He was thrilled to discover that he was the owner of that winning ticket. His ticket matched four numbers and the Powerball® number to win $50,000. Had he purchased the PowerPlay® feature, his prize would have been multiplied by 3, the PowerPlay® number for that draw, to win $150,000. He plans to invest his winnings. Charlestown Mini Super, 4071 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, sold the winning ticket.
Saturday’s estimated Powerball® jackpot is $74 million.