CRANSTON – Two more northern Rhode Islanders claimed large prizes from the Rhode Island Lottery this week, adding their names to a recent list of big winners from the area.
Lottery officials announced that a man from Chepachet cashed in a winning $150,000 Daily Numbers ticket from the October 2 evening drawing. The man, who purchased the winning ticket at Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits, wagered $5 on six 4-digit straight bets and won $25,000 on each. According to a release on the win, the man said he had been thinking of that winning number combination, 3 9 3 3, so he decided to play it. He said he is going to pay off his mortgage with his winnings.
Additionally, a woman from Mapleville won $40,000 on Rhode Island Super Loteria after purchasing $20 worth of Instant Tickets at Great Road Li’l General in North Smithfield. The woman reportedly told lottery officials that she felt inclined to purchase the tickets after watching a woman in line in front of her buy tickets for her mother. She said she plans to pay bills with her winnings.
It is the second big win from tickets sold at the store announced this year. In July, a North Smithfield man won $17,000 playing Keno at the Li’l General.