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$1,231,200 Worth of High Tier Prizes Claimed This Week

January 7, 2011

$1,231,200 Worth of High Tier Prizes Claimed This Week

2011 has started off with a bang for Rhode Island Lottery players, paying out $1,231,200 this week alone.

Million Dollar Raffle
In addition to the $1 million winner, Susan McKenna of North Providence, the Lottery had three $10,000 winning Million Dollar Raffle tickets claimed this week. There are still two more $10,000 winners out there. All of the Raffle’s winning numbers can be found here.

Instant Games
A Fall River woman came in to the Lottery to claim a $50,000 prize from a winning $50,000 Riches Instant Ticket.  She already booked a trip to Vegas.  She purchased the winning ticket from Crossroads Wine & Spirits on Bulgarmarsh Rd. in Tiverton. Additionally, a man and wife from Pawtucket claimed a $65,000 winning 10X The Cash Instant Ticket. They plan on paying off some bills and taking a cruise. The ticket was sold from Sunshine Laundromat on Division St. in Pawtucket.

A North Providence man claimed two $5,000 winning Numbers tickets from the December 19 drawing.  Chubbys Bar & Grill in North Providence sold the winning tickets.

At the Shaw’s in North Providence, a man from Wyoming, RI claimed 13 Keno tickets totaling $16,200.

Michael Mesolella of North Providence claimed a winning $10,000 PowerBall® ticket from the January 1 drawing. He plans on paying some bills, giving some to his kids and some to his church. The winning ticket was also purchased at the Shaw’s in North Providence.

Mega Millions®
A woman from Pascoag claimed a winning $40,000 Mega Millions® Megaplier® ticket from the January 4th $380 million dollar drawing. She doesn’t know what she’ll do with her winnings yet, as she didn’t even know she won that much. She does plan on having a martini though to celebrate. The ticket was purchased at Cumberland Farms in Slatersville. Additionally, a woman from Providence claimed a winning $10,000 Mega Millions® ticket from the same drawing. The ticket was purchased at Li’l General in Pawtucket.


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