Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the Rhode Island Lottery. Employees of the Rhode Island Lottery are prohibited from disclosing any information you provide, except as provided by law. No personally identifying information (such as your name, address or phone number) will ever be captured by visiting this website, unless you voluntarily choose to provide it. Personal information voluntarily provided by you is used primarily for informational purposes. When personal information is stored by the Lottery, it is in a secure location and is accessible only to designated staff.

The Rhode Island Lottery collects and stores the following information, in order to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more accessible and useful to visitors:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, if you are connecting from an America Online account);
  • The date and time of your access; what links you access on our site;
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
  • The current Internet address (this is the IP address, not your e-mail address), browser brand and version number and computer operating system.

If you visit our site just to read or download information such as game rules, press releases, winning numbers, or to use one of our interactive applications that does not require you to enter any personal information, we collect no further details except those listed above.

If you use one of our interactive applications that require you to enter personal information, any information that you provide to the Rhode Island Lottery, such as an address to send information, is stored and treated securely. Although we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the information provided, the Rhode Island Lottery will not voluntarily disclose any personal information collected except:

  1. When required by law to do so.
  2. When disclosure is necessary to protect the Rhode Island Lottery`s rights or property.
  3. During emergencies when the Rhode Island Lottery believes physical safety is at risk.

Registration information for the Rhode Island Lottery New England Patriots™ Second Chance Drawing will be shared with the New England Patriots™.

If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail, your e-mail address may be retained for further communication with you and for Lottery marketing purposes (promotional information, marketing surveys, jackpot alerts and other uses).


When you voluntarily provide us with personal information as part of an online survey, we use it to perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses to improve customer service and satisfaction. We may forward the information collected to contract personnel to perform the actual analysis. You are under no obligation to participate in such surveys. Non-participation will not inhibit your use of our website in any way. The survey uses a persistent cookie to determine whether the user has previously completed the current survey.

Other Information

Our site search function uses cookies that are non-persistent (and invalid after you close the browser), contain no personally identifiable information, and are encrypted (a cookie is a small data file that can be stored on disk or resides in the memory of your computer and contains information about you that is pertinent to a website).

This site contains links to other sites. The Rhode Island Lottery is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Contacting the Lottery

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the site, you should contact the Rhode Island Lottery by mail at 1425 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 or by phone at 401.463.6500.

Hyperlink Policy

In order to link to the Lottery`s website, it is necessary to obtain prior approval from the Rhode Island Lottery at 401.463.6500.

For your convenience, the Rhode Island Lottery website may provide links to other sites. However, the Rhode Island Lottery is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the websites to which we link. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Rhode Island Lottery website, and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. If you have questions or concerns about a site to which we link, please read the privacy and security information for that site.

The Rhode Island Lottery does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published on the Rhode Island Lottery website or any site to which we link, nor endorse any content, viewpoint, product or service linked from this system and shall not be liable for any loss caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Browser Policy Statement

The Rhode Island Lottery recognizes the diverse operating systems and Internet Browsers our visitors may be using.  While we want every visitor to have the best possible experience on our website, we recognize that it is impossible to develop applications that work identically, efficiently, and effectively with all browsers.  Our applications and web pages are designed to work with the most commonly used browsers and also work correctly, even though they may not have the best performance and presentation, with most other browsers.