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$40,000 & $10,000 Winning PowerBallŪ Tickets Claimed

June 4, 2010

$40,000 & $10,000 Winning PowerBall® Tickets Claimed

A Providence man came in to the Lottery to cash in what he thought was a $10,000 winning PowerBall® ticket, only to be shocked to hear he actually won $40,000. His ticket, which was for the May 29 drawing, matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number, for a standard payout of $10,000. However, he also played PowerPlay® for an extra dollar on his wager and the four multiplier came up turning his prize into $40,000.

The winner bought his ticket from North Main Shell on North Main Street in Providence and picked his own numbers using his birthday, his grandmother’s and his daughter’s birthdays. He plans to give his mother some money and put the rest in the bank.

One of the $10,000 winning PowerBall® ticket sold in Rhode Island for the May 29 drawing has also been claimed by Richard Steinkamp of Warwick (photo attached).

Steinkamp said he was helping his step-daughter and her fiancé move into their new house last Saturday and joked with them that they didn’t have any beer to offer. So, Steinkamp ran to Greenwich Liquors on South County Trail in East Greenwich and picked up some beer and two $5 PowerBall® quick picks. He gave his step-daughter one of tickets and kept the other one for himself, which turned out to be a $10,000 winner. His other step-daughter is getting married as well, so he said the money will probably go to both of them for their weddings.

He surprised his wife with the news of his big win as they were going through the response cards for the wedding. He had written on one of the cards “We just won $10,000” and passed it over to his wife for her to read.

The winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number, for a $10,000 prize. Steinkamp did not purchase the Power Play® feature. There is still one more high tier prize from the May 29 drawing that remains unclaimed. The $10,000 winning ticket was purchased at Viola’s Liquor Store on Wood Street in Bristol.

Saturday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $20 million.


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