RI man nearly throws away $50,000 Powerball ticket
By Todd Northrop
A Johnston, Rhode Island, man nearly threw out a Powerball ticket worth $50,000.
The Rhode Island Lottery Commission said that the man, who asked not to be publicly identified, bought the ticket back in February. He found the ticket in his car and was about to throw it away, but a friend stopped him and told him to check it just to be sure.
The ticket matching four numbers and the Powerball was from the Feb. 3 drawing. Such a ticket is worth $50,000.
When he checked ...
Sep 10, 2016, 9:29 pm - Lottery News forum
9 charged with illegal lottery, bookmaking in Rhode Island
Providence police say they've arrested nine people and seized cash and drugs after discovering illegally lottery and bookmaking operations at several businesses in the city.
Police announced Thursday that they executed search warrants for several locations last weekend and seized about $60,000, other items and paperwork associated with illegal gambling operations. Six people were arrested.
Authorities arrested three other people after executing a search warrant at another location and find ...
Apr 14, 2016, 7:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Rhode Island Lottery starts midday drawings
Lottery fans now have another opportunity to win big. The Rhode Island Lottery is adding a midday drawing to the Numbers Game.
Up until now, the Numbers Game only had an evening drawing. This new midday drawing begins Sunday, May 11.
Drawings will take place at 1:30 p.m. Videos of the midday drawings will be posted to the Rhode Island Lottery Web site and the Rhode Island Lottery's YouTube channel.
The televised evening drawings will continue to be televised on WPRI 12 at 6:59 p.m. Mond ...
May 11, 2014, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize
Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more lively with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.
Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new p ...
Sep 5, 2013, 4:57 pm - Lottery News forum
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