|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|Powerball||07/26/2014||24-28-30-38-39, Powerball: 16, Power Play: 2||07/30/2014|
|MEGA Millions||07/29/2014||02-08-16-43-74, Mega Ball: 01||08/01/2014|
|Lucky For Life||07/28/2014||04-07-17-19-27, Lucky Ball: 27||07/31/2014|
|Wild Money||07/29/2014||14-15-25-29-33, Extra: 32||07/31/2014|
The first lottery on record took place in 1490 before Columbus first set sale. This first lottery was used to collect funds to support the colonial army. Since this time, lotteries have been used to fund many other activities over the years. Some of these activities include collecting funds for the building of prestige universities such as Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. Other lotteries were held to maintain roads, bridges, and other state property, as well as to raise funds to construct a roof on the Capitol Building in the United States. Since this time, state lotteries have become organized institutions that raise money to fund programs throughout the state.
The Rhode Island Lottery began in 1974. Voters approved the Rhode Island lottery in the general election. Soon after, the first tickets went on sale in the state. The tickets were unique in the fact that it was the first lottery to offer tickets with three different games on them for the purchasers. The prizes for these games ranged from $20 to $200,000. The game, officially dubbed “The Lot” by lottery players promised that because of the three games on one ticket, there would be more winners in the state of Rhode Island than in any other state in New England that had already had their lottery in operation for some time. Sales for tickets were launch on June 1st and the cost of the tickets was $0.50 a piece. Since 1974, the Rhode Island Lottery has added many games throughout the years. Currently, the lottery offers eight different types of games. These games include Instant games, 4-Digit Daily Numbers, 5-digit Wild Money, PowerBall PowerPlay, Mega Millions Megaplier, Keno, VLTs, Million Dollar Raffle, and Pull-tab games. Rhode Island is also the state that started the Multi-State Lottery Association.
State lottery proceeds are normally used to fund different state programs to benefit the communities throughout the state. In the state of Rhode Island, the proceeds from the lottery are used for multiple purposes. The proceeds are used to sustain and maintain the lottery itself in regards to all operational costs. The proceeds are also used to make payouts to players with winning tickets. The rest of the proceeds are given to the State General Fund and also used to help Distressed Communities. The money in the State General Fund is used at the state government’s discretion to be used to fund any state program.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Rhode Island State laws and Rhode Island Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.
Most state lotteries have their share of stories about lottery winners. These stories are often stories with happy endings about people who have won a million or more who have used it responsibility. However, there are sad stories associated with lottery winners too, such as those who have squandered their winnings and lost it all. One story that comes out of the Rhode Island Lottery is the story of Anthony Broccoli and his wife, Rebecca, from Johnston, Rhode Island. The couple won one million dollars in the Rhode Island Lottery’s Million Dollar Raffle Game. They walked away with a lump sum payment of $680,000. The couple claimed they would place the money into an account to fund the college educations of their two sons Aaron and Avery.
Lotto-type games require that numbers be drawn on a weekly basis in order for players to win the jackpot. Players visit Rhode Island Lottery retailers to purchase their tickets where numbers are either randomly selected for them, known as an Easy Pick, or choose their numbers for themselves. After the numbers are drawn, they are made available to the public in many different ways. One place where these numbers can be found is in the newspaper the following day. The winning numbers can also be found on the local news networks when the nightly news airs. You can find the winning Rhode Island lottery numbers at Superpages.com and you can find more information at the official Website for the Rhode Island Lottery.