Since the launch of Powerball in 1992, there have been eight Powerball Jackpot-winning tickets sold in Rhode Island.
While the odds of winning the $1 million Powerball prize are 1 in 11,688,054, there have been two Powerball jackpot-winning tickets sold in Rhode Island since 2003.
On February 11, 2012, Louis White / Sherbert Trust from Newport Rhode Island claimed a winning Powerball ticket that was worth $70,000,000 annuity / $43,668,122.27 cash. White claimed the cash option.
On November 28, 2007, Sheila Botelho from Rhode Island claimed a winning Powerball ticket that was worth $151,900,000 annuity / $75,231,092.06. Botelho claimed the cash option.
When Is The Next Powerball Drawing?
Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 pm EST from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.
The Powerball draw show is uplinked to more than 100 television stations across the country. Carrier stations will broadcast the drawing or the winning numbers, either live or within minutes of the drawing. Viewing times will vary by station.
Powerball and Double Play drawings are also live streamed on Powerball.com, and recorded video can be found on the Powerball YouTube page.
The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million
Powerball tickets are $2 per play.
For more information about Powerball, visit www.powerball.com.
Where To Find Results
The time varies for when official draw results are posted to Powerball.com following a drawing. Winning numbers typically post within 10 minutes of the drawing; draw results are posted around 1:30 a.m. ET. Draw results will indicate whether a jackpot-winning ticket was sold, the number of winning tickets in each prize tier, and the estimated jackpot for the next drawing. A press release of the draw results can be found in the media center of the Powerball website. The official winning numbers are recorded in the official draw files as certified by an independent accounting firm.
Following a jackpot win, national media inquiries should be directed to the jurisdictional lottery that sold the winning ticket. Press contact information for all 48 U.S. lotteries is listed in the media center of Powerball.com. The jurisdictional lottery will control the release of additional information, including the store location where the winning ticket was sold.