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Rhode Island Lottery shared the news today regarding a couple of recent game-winning tickets.

The $3 million Mega Millions Megaplier ticket from the January 25, 2022, drawing was claimed today by a man from Providence.  The Quick Pick ticket matched five out of five numbers to win the standard prize payout of $1 million.  However, since he purchased the Megaplier feature for an additional dollar, the $1 million prize was multiplied by three, the Megaplier number for that draw, to equal $3,000,000. 

Rhode Island Lottery did not identify the winner but said that he purchased the winning ticket at Daily Stop Mart, 549 Charles St., Providence.

Tomorrow’s estimated Mega Millions jackpot is $360 million. 

Powerball

While the $366.7 million Powerball jackpot was hit in Vermont last night (for the first time ever), Rhode Island Lottery says that Rhode Island had a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket sold. Rhode Island Lottery says that this win follows two other $50,000 Powerball tickets sold earlier this month. All three winning tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball number to win $50,000 each.

Rhode Island Lottery reminds players to check their tickets even if they don’t hit the big jackpot.  The winning $50,000 Powerball tickets remain unclaimed and were purchased the following retailers:

Prize AmountRetailerPowerball® Draw Date
$50,000Dave’s Marketplace, 1000 Division St., East Greenwich6/18/22
$50,000Fairlawn Wine Company, 551 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket6/27/22
$50,000Foster Xtra Mart, 188 Danielson Pike, Foster6/29/22

Saturday’s estimated Powerball® jackpot is $20,000,000.

Wild Money

Finally, Rhode Island’s own in-state jackpot game, Wild Money, was hit two nights in a row; last night and the night before.  The $43,785 Wild Money jackpot ticket from the June 28, 2022, drawing was sold from Wolf Rock Wine & Spirits, 806 South County Trail, Exeter. 

Last night’s $20,000 Wild Money jackpot ticket was sold from East Providence Mobil, 900 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence.  Both winning Wild Money jackpot tickets remain unclaimed.

Wild Money drawings take place every evening at 7:29 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased until 6:50 p.m. each night for $1. Tonight’s estimated Wild Money jackpot is $20,000. 

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.