Rhode Island Lottery Numbers
Keep up with the latest Rhode Island Lottery numbers here! Just scroll down to find a game and click on a result for a prize breakdown and winning numbers.
Current lottery games include: Powerball - Mega Millions - Rhode Island Wild Money - Lucky for Life - Rhode Island The Numbers Evening - Rhode Island The Numbers Midday.
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History of the Rhode Island Lottery
Rhode Island is a little state with a big love for lottery games going all the way back to 1744, when the first lottery game was played. Funds raised in the drawing were allocated for the construction of a bridge on Weybosset Street in Providence.
The Rhode Island Lottery as it is known today was created on November 1st, 1973 after an amendment of the state's Constitution. Lottery officials got the green light to start operating in March 1974 and the first drawing took place on May 30th, 1974. Tickets cost just 50 cents and the top prize was a respectable $50,000.
Today, the Rhode Island Lottery is a great source of revenue for the state, with funds raised through ticket sales being allocated to educational initiatives, public safety, transportation, government services and the preservation of natural resources. Over $379 million was transferred to the state's General Fund in the 2013 fiscal year. The whole state wins when residents play Rhode Island Lottery games!
Buying Rhode Island Lottery Tickets
If you're living outside Rhode Island but you still want to play the great games available there, you'll need to make a trip to the state to visit an authorized lottery retailer. If you win a prize, you'll need to go back to make a claim.
Rhode Island Lottery Games
Wild Money is a progressive jackpot game, meaning that the top prize rolls over until someone wins the big one! The jackpot starts at $20,000 and reached an all-time high of $601,206 in March 2006. Games cost just $1 per line and each play slip contains five boards, so you can play as many lines as you like. Simply choose five numbers between 1 and 35 and use the remaining 30 numbers on each board to select an Extra Ball. Drawings are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:29 PM and ticket sales close just five minutes prior. Here's an idea of what you could win:
|Numbers Matched||Prize Won|
|4 Numbers and Extra Ball||$1,500|
|3 Numbers and Extra Ball||$50|
|2 Numbers and Extra Ball||$5|
|Odds of winning Wild Money top prize: 1 in 325,000|
Numbers is a nice little lottery game that gives players the opportunity to win cash every day of the week. Drawings take place at 1:30 PM seven days a week, at 6:59 PM Monday through Saturday and at 6:29 PM on Sundays. If you want to play, you choose an amount to wager on whether or not the numbers you choose (from 0 to 9) will be drawn in a certain order. Here's a quick table on how it all works:
|Four Digit Straight in Exact Order||$2,500||$5,000||$10,000||$25,000|
|Three Digit Straight in Exact Order||$250||$500||$1,000||$2,500|
|Two Digit Straight in Exact Order||$25||$50||$100||$250|
|Three Digit Box, Any Order||$42||$84||$168||$420|
|Three Digit Box, Any Order, Two Different Numbers||$83||$166||$332||$830|
|Four Digit Box, Any Order, All Numbers Different||$104||$208||$416||$1,040|
|Four Digit Box, Any Order, Three Numbers Different||$208||$416||$832||$2,080|
|Four Digit Box, Any Order, Two Pairs||$417||$834||$1,668||$4,170|
|Four Digit Box, Any Order, Three of One Digit||$625||$1,250||$2,500||$6,250|
Feeling fancy? You can add the Instant Match option for an additional $1 per wager, which gives you the chance to win up to $500 on the spot.
Rhode Island Lottery players also have the unique opportunity to play Video Lottery games at casinos in Lincoln and Newport. These interactive machines let players take part in thrilling slots games that can provide rather tasty jackpots.
Other Rhode Island Lottery games include Keno and Bingo as well as Pull Tab Games, which provide charities with vital fundraising opportunities and players with the chance to win a nice cash prize.
Instant games are great for those who need a bit of instant gratification. First introduced to the Rhode Island Lottery in 1976, they remain a popular choice among lottery fans young and old. Tickets cost between $1 and $20 and players can win up to $1 million in cash prizes.
Claiming a Rhode Island Lottery Prize
If you've won a Rhode Island Lottery prize and want to go out and spend a chunk of it on saltwater taffy and quahogs, then you'll need to redeem or claim it within one year of the drawing date. Prizes worth $599 or less can be claimed at any authorized Rhode Island Lottery retailer, while prizes worth more than this amount will have to be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Cranston. Don't worry - it won't be a particularly long drive!
Don't forget that you'll have to pay federal taxes of 25 percent and state taxes of 5.99 percent on all prizes worth more than $5,000. Anyone who wins a prize worth $599 or more will have to complete a W-2 tax form.
Want to buy Rhode Island Lottery tickets and redeem any prizes you might win? You'll need to be at least 18 years old.
If you ever receive unsolicited correspondence informing you of a massive Rhode Island Lottery win, be careful as you could be the target of a lottery scam. Visit the scams page for more information.