January 13, 2011
Jackpot Drawings Making Winners in Rhode Island
Last night’s PowerBall® and Tuesday night’s Mega Millions® drawings both had a $10,000 winner. The PowerBall® ticket matched four numbers, but not the PowerBall® number, winning $10,000. The Mega Millions® ticket matched four numbers, but not the Mega Ball number, which has a standard prize payout of $10,000. The winners did not purchase the PowerPlay® or Megaplier® features for an additional dollar on the wagers. If the PowerBall® winner had opted for PowerPlay®, the prize would have been multiplied by 4, the PowerPlay® number for that draw to equal $40,000. The Megaplier® number was also a 4 on Tuesday night’s drawing, so that $10,000 prize would have been quadrupled to equal $40,000 as well.
The winning PowerBall® ticket was purchased from Cumberland Farms at 261 South Main St., Woonsocket. Broadway Mart at 1049 South Broadway, East Providence, sold the winning Mega Millions® ticket. The $10,000 prizes have not been claimed.
Friday’s estimated Mega Millions® jackpot is $30 million and Saturday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $82 million.