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Winning $151M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Rhode Island

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One lucky person from Rhode Island is holding the winning ticket from last night's $151 million Powerball drawing.  Lottery officials aren't sure who the lucky winner is yet.

Donald J. Cataldi, a sales manager for the Rhode Island Lottery, confirmed that the winning ticket had been sold at Warren Mart on Child Street.

"Someone's going to have one heck of a Christmas," Mr. Cataldi said. "Rhode Island players have been lucky lately. We had a million dollar player a month ago."

Tony Elhajj, the store's owner for the past two and a half years, said his store has had a bit of a lucky streak lately, and expects business to pick up as a result. Just last week, they sold a $200,000 Powerball ticket.

"Good luck to the guy who won it," Mr. Elhajj said.

The winning ticket matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 8, 23, 32, 37 and 39. The Powerball number was 38.

A lottery spokeswoman says the winner can collect $151.9 million in installments over 29 years or receive just over $75 million in a lump sum. Tickets that match the first five numbers but miss the Powerball win $200,000 each.

There were five of those, including one in Rhode Island.

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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Posted: November 29, 2007, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to whoever one, but I was hoping I would be the lucky winner. lol. Evil Smile

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    Posted: November 29, 2007, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

    Huge congrats to the winner(s), good for you!!!!!   Party  Party  Party  Party  Party

    Good luck to everyone!

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: November 29, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to whoever one, but I was hoping I would be the lucky winner. lol. Evil Smile

      What? Sorry for your lost and those of all the others who were hoping the same.No Nod

      * you don't need more tickets * 
      * just the right ticket * 
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        Downhere, S.C.
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        Posted: November 29, 2007, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

        The person who won this is kin to me! It's my third uncle's cousins brother's son,  brother-in-law's, sister's husbund's, nephew. I've seen a picture of him. I hope he remembers me from the cookout/ baby shower/ wedding at the moonshine festival. Holy smoke i'm so happy.

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          Posted: November 30, 2007, 5:24 am - IP Logged

          i have been married for 31 years to the man of dreams and have worked two jobs to make ends meet including distruting newspapers early ours and would only like to sleep in just one morning and have a vacation with   my husband although we have little left we always took in unfortunate and have may ends meet only my blessings. best of luck and don't be fooled by scams.  Somewhere you've entrigued someone life good luck to you and yours

          Blue Angel

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            Posted: November 30, 2007, 6:57 am - IP Logged

            I thought the jackpot was for 155 million?

            What happened?

            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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              Posted: November 30, 2007, 7:51 am - IP Logged

              I thought the jackpot was for 155 million?

              What happened?

              I doubt the winner will complain Blue Angel after all it was just a guesstimation

              * you don't need more tickets * 
              * just the right ticket * 
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                Posted: November 30, 2007, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                I thought the jackpot was for 155 million?

                What happened?

                I'm not sure, but according to the official Powerball site, the total was $151.9 million.  I've never seen MUSL overestimate like that before.

                 

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                  Posted: November 30, 2007, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                  Congratulations!!!!Cheers If you need any relatives, i'm here! Jester

                    spy153's avatar - maren

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                    Posted: November 30, 2007, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                    I'm not sure, but according to the official Powerball site, the total was $151.9 million.  I've never seen MUSL overestimate like that before.

                    I didn't think so.  Wonder what happened?

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                      Posted: November 30, 2007, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                      congrats to the winners..........

                      I just found out that Powerball might be making a matrix change pretty soon if its approved by all the participating states. The odds are about to get higher than they are now. Well thats what I read on the South Carolina lottery website in the minutes from the Oct. 4, 2007 meeting. According to the minutes the 2nd prize amount would change also. They want to compete more with the Mega Millions game and produce higher jackpots. A matrix change will also guarantee a $1million match 5 prize for every winner who matches 5 numbers and who also purchases the Power Play option. That ROCKS!!!!!!Party   I can't wait to see the new game. I like it. Now if Mega Millions would update their game and give all the states Megaplier then maybe they could keep up with Powerball.

                      Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                        Posted: November 30, 2007, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I didn't think so.  Wonder what happened?

                        yes....i was thinking the same thingSmiley SantaNoelSanta

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                          Posted: November 30, 2007, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                          yes....i was thinking the same thingSmiley SantaNoelSanta

                          Maybe they hired someone from the Texas Lottery. Embarassed

                           

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                            Posted: November 30, 2007, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                            i have been married for 31 years to the man of dreams and have worked two jobs to make ends meet including distruting newspapers early ours and would only like to sleep in just one morning and have a vacation with   my husband although we have little left we always took in unfortunate and have may ends meet only my blessings. best of luck and don't be fooled by scams.  Somewhere you've entrigued someone life good luck to you and yours

                            Blue Angel

                            i have been married for 31 years to the man of my dreams   

                            Sounds as if you hit the jackpot 31 years ago!   Good luck to you too.   

                             

                            I just found out that Powerball might be making a matrix change pretty soon

                            I don't know why anyone would want the odds for PB or MM to be any higher, but to each his own, I suppose.  I mean, $150 million is more than anyone needs unless the winner is a large pool, which it has been on occasion.