Congratulations to the latest Rhode Island Powerball winner! The lottery winner successfully matched the correct Powerball winning numbers in the last drawing and won a huge prize. One lucky winner matched four out of five white winning Powerball numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize of $10,000, according to Rhode Island Lottery officials on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The Rhode Island Powerball winner purchased the lucky ticket at Stop & Shop, 90 Frenchtown Road in North Kingstown, R.I. for the last Powerball drawing.
Unfortunately, the Rhode Island Powerball winner did NOT buy a Power Play ticket which would have multiplied the prize winnings to $40,000 instead of the standard $10,000 amount. If that's not bad enough, missing just one of the Powerball winning numbers (2, 7, 17, 49, 53, and Powerball number of 23), kept this Rhode Island lottery winner from winning the massive $50 million jackpot on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The Rhode Island Lottery encourages Powerball winners to sign the back of your lottery ticket immediately for security purposes, keep it in a safe place and claim it as soon as possible. Rhode Island Powerball prizes of this size must be claimed within one year of the drawing date.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is set for Sept. 28, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is worth an amazing $60 million annuity, or $33.8 million in cash. Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each, and another $1 for the Power Play option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history was for $590.5 million annuity (cash option of $370.9 million). It was won by one Powerball jackpot winner from Florida on May 18, 2013. See the article Florida Powerball lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie claims massive $590M jackpot for more details.
Latest Mega Millions Winning Numbers
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for Sept. 27, 2013, are 9, 23, 27, 49, 51, the Mega Ball number is 38, and the Megaplier is X 2. Since the winning Mega Millions numbers were drawn just minutes ago, it's still too early to know if there's a Mega Millions jackpot winner or not. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $173M Sept. 27: California lottery winner hits $700K prize for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; Rhode Island Lottery
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