May 7, 2012
Winners in Each of the Weekend Draw Games!
$42,634 Wild Money Winner
Three Lottery winners had something extra to celebrate on Cinco de Mayo after winning prizes in the drawings that took place over the weekend. The $42,634 Wild Money jackpot was hit on Saturday night, and there were $10,000 winning tickets sold in Rhode Island for both Mega Millions® and PowerBall®. None of the winners have come forward yet to claim their prizes.
U Save Gas at 469 Benefit St., Pawtucket, sold the $42,634 winning Wild Money ticket. Tuesday’s estimated Wild Money jackpot is now back to the starting amount of $20,000.
Saturday's PowerBall® drawing had a $10,000 winning ticket when it matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number for the standard payout of $10,000. If the player had opted for PowerPlay® for an extra dollar on the wager, the prize would have been increased to $40,000. This ticket was purchased at Greenwich Liquor Store on South County Trail in East Greenwich. Wednesday's estimated PowerBall® drawing is $70 million.
Mega Millions® also had a $10,000 winning ticket sold in Rhode Island for Friday night's drawing. The ticket was sold from Stop & Shop on Putnam Pike in Smithfield. It matched four numbers and the Mega Ball number, for the standard payout of $10,000. This player did not purchase the Megaplier® for an extra dollar on the wager. If the Megaplier® was selected, the prize would have been multiplied by four, to equal $40,000. Tuesday's estimated Mega Millions® jackpot is $12 million.