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Rhode Island (RI) Lottery

The Rhode Island Lottery was established in 1973 through a Constitutional Convention. Tickets for the first game, The Lot, went on sale May 21, 1974. The first drawing was held at the State House on May 30. Since then, over $1.8 billion has been generated for Rhode Island and shared by all 39 cities and towns throughout the state, and over $5.8 billion has been awarded in prize payouts.

The Lottery staff consists of approximately fifty-five men and women who carry out or oversee all facets of Lottery operations.

Drawings for the Daily Numbers and Wild Money are held at the WPRI-TV (Channel 12 locally) station. The Daily Numbers drawing is broadcast live Monday through Saturday at 6:59 PM and on Sunday at 6:29 PM. The live drawing and broadcast for Wild Money takes place at 7:29 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The drawing hosts/hostesses are Communications students selected by audition from area colleges and universities.

Rhode Island (RI) Lottery Winners

  • Megan Whelan of Buffalo, NY, won $50,000 for playing Stacks of Cash. She bought he ticket at Wickford Mini Mart (Wickford).

  • William Ashton of North Kingstown, RI, won $20,000 for playing Lucky Slingo. She bought her ticket at the Bestway Convenience Store (North Kingstown)

  • Betty Purinton of Pawtucket, RI, won $12,000 for playing Scratch for Cash. She bought her scratch card at JL's Dollar & Discount (Pawtucket)

Click here for a comprehensive list of Rhode Island Lottery winners.

Rhode Island (RI) Lottery Games

  • Instant games
  • 4-digit Daily Numbers
  • 5-digit Wild Money
  • PowerBall
  • Keno
  • Rhody Poker
  • VLTs
  • Pull-tabs

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