October 26, 2009
$200,000 and $20,000 PowerBall® Tickets Claimed
$10,000 PowerBall® Winner in Saturday’s Drawing
The $200,000 winning PowerBall® ticket from last Wednesday’s drawing and the $20,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket from October 14 were claimed this morning. In addition, Rhode Island had a $10,000 PowerBall® winning ticket sold for Saturday night’s drawing.
The $200,000 winning ticket matched all five numbers, but not the PowerBall® number. The winning Barrington couple initially thought they might have won $1,000, but when the husband looked at the payout structure as he was walking back to the car, he realized he was holding a $200,000 winner and began to scream. His wife, who was waiting for him in the car, didn’t know what was going on and thought he might be having a heart attack. The couple plan to use the money to buy a new refrigerator, and then give most of the money to their children and different charities they support, such as Crossroads and the Food Bank. They kept saying they want this money to make a lot of people happy and that “today is going to be a fantastic day.” The couple bought their winning ticket from Shaw’s Supermarket at 1050 Willet Ave., Riverside.
A woman from Dedham, Mass., claimed a $20,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket from the October 14 drawing. She had matched 4 numbers and the PowerBall® number for the standard payout of $10,000. However, she paid one extra dollar for the PowerPlay® option, so her prize doubled to $20,000 when the 2 mulitplier was drawn. She plans to use her winnings to pay bills. Stop Quick Mart on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket sold the winning ticket.
There was also a $10,000 winning ticket sold for Saturday night’s drawing. The ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number. This player did not purchase the PowerPlay® feature for the additional dollar on the wager. If he had, the prize would have been multiplied by two, Saturday’s PowerPlay® number, to equal $20,000. This winning ticket was sold from Ocean State Liquors on Post Road in Westerly and has not been claimed yet. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is $41 million.