September 23, 2009
1 Keno Player Wins Big Twice in 1 Week
Plus Wild Money & Keno Free Ride Jackpots Hit
One lucky Keno player came in to claim his $22,500 prize after matching 7 out of 7 numbers on a $5 Keno wager. Just 1 day earlier, the same Warwick man cashed in a $9,000 winning ticket when he matched 7 out of 7 numbers on a $2 wager. He purchased both winning tickets from Convenience Plus on Legris Avenue in West Warwick.
The Keno Free Ride jackpot was also hit winning a Cranston man $18,339. He played a $5 wager and automatically received a free set of 7 quick pick numbers that he matched to win the jackpot. Reservoir Marketplace at 579 Reservoir Ave., Cranston sold the winning ticket.
The Keno Free Ride jackpot wasn’t the only one hit, as the Wild Money jackpot of $88,198.30 was won last night. The winning ticket was sold from Providence Market at 757 Broad St., Providence, and has yet to be claimed.
PowerBall® also had some big winners cashing in this week. A Cranston man won $30,000 on his PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket that he bought from Oaklawn Discount Liquors in Cranston for Saturday’s drawing. Ironically, he also won $200,000 on PowerBall® just last year!
In addition, Christopher Cabral, North Providence, (photo attached) claimed one of the $10,000 PowerBall® winning tickets from Saturday night. He came in with his family to pick up his prize. His two children said they hope to get at least $100 from the winnings, and Cabral will use the rest for bills or put it in the bank. He bought the ticket while out to dinner with his family at China Jade Restaurant on Atwood Avenue in Johnston. Furthermore, the Lottery Daily Numbers had a 403% payout in last night’s drawing. The Lottery awarded $257,801 in prizes, while taking in $63,927 in net sales. There were a total of 33 tickets sold with a prize value of $2,708 and 40 tickets with a prize of $2,500. The popular winning combination drawn was 1 1 2 4. One couple has already come forward to claim 17 separate $2,500 winning tickets that they bought from Crossroads Wine & Spirit on Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton. They played the number because it’s the date the woman’s father passed away. The winners are missionaries and plan to go back to India for a year to continue helping people.