July 24, 2014
Lightning Strikes Twice for an Instant Games Winner
$12,708 Numbers Game Winner
Kevin Gilchrist, Warwick, visited the Rhode Island Lottery for the second time in eight months to claim a sizeable Instant Game prize. He bought his first $5 Instant Ticket, the 40th Anniversary game, and won $40,000 this week. He usually plays $10 Instant Tickets and was in the Lottery this past December claiming a $75,000 prize from the Trim the Tree Instant Game. He hasn't decided how he will spend the winnings this time, but said he will give each of his three children some money. Gilchrist bought this winning 40th Anniversary ticket, and also the Trim the Tree winning ticket, from Lakewood Liquors, 774 Warwick Ave., Warwick.
There was also a $12,708 Daily Numbers ticket from the July 18 evening draw claimed by a Providence man. He played the 4-digit number 0 1 0 4 using his son's birthday and placed a $2 straight bet and a $.50 combo bet on a single ticket. Since the number came up in that exact order for Friday's drawing, he won $10,000 on his $2 straight bet, and $2,708 on the $.50 combo bet. The winning ticket was purchased at Armando & Sons Meat Market II, 895 Elmwood Ave., Providence. The winner plans to use the money to renovate his home and travel to the Dominican Republic to give his niece away at her wedding.