July 24, 2009
Three $10,000 Winning PowerBall® Tickets Claimed
$24,000 Keno Plus Winner
Three $10,000 PowerBall® winning tickets have been claimed.
A $10,000 winning PowerBall® ticket was saved from the washing machine when the Cranston man’s daughter checked his pants pockets before putting them in the wash. His winning ticket was from the July 4 drawing, which he bought from Quisqueya Liquors on Broad Street in Providence. They’ll be using the money to go to Spain for a relative’s wedding.
In addition, a man from North Providence came in to claim his $10,000 PowerBall® winnings from Wednesday night’s drawing. He said his grandfather had won big in Massachusetts some time ago so his father would always tell him not to bother playing because the odds couldn’t be good for two people in the same family to win, but he proved that theory wrong. He plans to use the money for bills, just so he won’t have to worry about them. The winning ticket was purchased from High Street Market, at 732 High St., Cumberland.
The other $10,000 PowerBall® winner from Wednesday’s drawing also came in. The man from Swansea, Mass., said he always plays the same numbers based on birthdays. He bought his winning ticket from Stateline Tobacco on Stafford Road in Tiverton and will use the money to either get new tires for his mobile home or buy another horse.
All of these winning tickets matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number, for a standard payout of $10,000 prize. Had the winners opted to spend an additional $1 on their wager for the Power Play® feature, their prizes would have been increased to $30,000 for the July 4th drawing (Power Play® number drawn was “3”) and $20,000 for the July 22nd drawing, (Power Play® number was “2”).
Saturday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $88 million. In addition to the PowerBall® winners, there was also a $24,000 Keno Plus winner from Betty’s Restaurant on Charles Street in North Providence. The North Providence man played a $10 wager on a six spot game and matched all six numbers. The standard payout for that win is $12,000, but he paid an extra dollar for Keno Plus and a two multiplier came up, turning his winnings into $24,000.