Fruit held key to man's lottery win
Got winning numbers from the sticker on his orange
A Providence, Rhode Island, man's fate was decided by a piece of fruit Wednesday, when he resolved to play the lottery based on the numbers found on his orange's sticker.
Fittingly, Samuel Deleon Reyes of Providence was decked out in orange when he picked up the $10,000 he won playing Wednesday night's Daily Number.
Reyes wagered $1 at Sanchez Liquor on Manton Ave. on two four-digit straight tickets with the numbers 3-1-0-7 after seeing ...
May 31, 2013, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Rhode Island lottery winner hits jackpot one day after son wins $1,000
Perhaps there's luck in their genes.
A man from East Providence, Rhode Island, has claimed more than $180,000 in lottery winnings, a day after his son won $1,000 in a different game.
Rhode Island Lottery officials say the man on Monday claimed the $180,599 jackpot from the Wild Money game's Saturday night drawing. He was accompanied to lottery headquarters in Cranston by his wife and son, who had just won $1,000 of his own on an instant ticket on Friday.
Lottery officials didn't release ...
Jul 4, 2012, 2:50 pm - Lottery News forum
2nd Powerball winner from Rhode Island announced
A Rhode Island woman claimed the second Powerball jackpot in that state in recent months Tuesday but it fell to her attorney to pose alongside the oversized lottery check.
Kathleen Last of Smithfield, R.I., had the winning ticket in the March 7 drawing for the $60 million Powerball prize, state lottery officials said. She elected to take her winnings in a $37 million lump sum.
Last's attorney represented her at Tuesday's official announcement of her winnings. Attorney Edmund Alves said his ...
Apr 5, 2012, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
New England states start new lottery game Thursday
Updated Mar. 13, 2012, 11:12 am: New game replaces Weekly Grand Extra.
By Todd Northrop
For the first time ever, the six New England states will jointly run a multi-state lottery game, starting this week.
The new Lucky for Life regional draw game begins this Thursday, March 15 for the six following states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massechusetts, and Rhode Island. Ticket sales for the new game started Sunday.
For Connecticut, the new Lucky for Life replaces a simila ...
Mar 13, 2012, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
Louise White, a vivacious 81-year-old of Newport, R.I., stepped forward today as the winner of $336.4 million, the third largest Powerball lottery in the history of the game.
I want to say that I'm very happy and I'm very proud. This will make my family very happy, she said. We are truly blessed. Thank you.
White took her bonanza calmly, speaking briefly and then leaving the crowded news conference for her new team of attorneys to handle.
One of her attorneys, ...
Mar 6, 2012, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
$336 million Powerball ticket sold at R.I. supermarket
By Todd Northrop
Rhode Island Lottery officials say the winning ticket in Saturday's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a Stop Shop supermarket at 250 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
The winning Powerball ticket was the only one that matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number Saturday to win what turned out to be the sixth-largest jackpot in US history the third-largest ever won by a single ticket.
Officials said Monday that no one has come forward yet to claim the prize, ...
Feb 13, 2012, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery giant GTECH lays off 31 R.I. employees
Lottery giant GTECH Corp. laid off 31 employees in Rhode Island two weeks ago as part of a larger round of worldwide cuts by its parent company, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The job cuts took place on Nov. 17 at a number of the company's facilities in the state, said Robert Vincent, senior vice president for corporate affairs at GTECH, a subsidiary of the Italian company Lottomatica SpA. The parent company eliminated about 80 positions across its divisions, he said.
Like most good companies, ...
Dec 1, 2009, 8:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Rhode Island Lottery celebrates first raffle drawing
Rhode Island didn't have any trouble selling out its first-ever raffle game.
The drawing was held last night, and the full list of winning numbers are available on Lottery Post's Rhode Island Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/ri).
With only 120,000 tickets available for sale, the state Lottery Commission proclaimed the New Year's Eve drawing as having the best odds among New England lotteries to win $1 million.
Tickets for the raffle cost $20 each.
In addition to the ...
Jan 1, 2009, 10:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning $151M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Rhode Island
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 Elhaj ...
Nov 29, 2007, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins
New Mexico woman plays 'most frequent numbers' on TV show about lottery winners and wins $20,000 in Powerball
TV viewers in other states play and win off same numbers
The TLC Network's broadcast of How the Lottery Changed My Life might not have been DeShundra Jackson's first choice for Sunday night television viewing, but since her mother was already engrossed in the program, Jackson didn't think about changing the channel.
The only thing she changed was her luck.
After the show an ...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum