Rhode Island was one of the founding members of the Multi-State Lottery Association which established the Lotto America game in 1987. This multi-state game became Powerball® in 1992. On January 15, 2012, the Powerball® game was improved, and went from $1 to $2 per play to create more millionaires, bigger starting jackpots, bigger rolls, and better odds of winning!
Powerball® PowerPlay® has become one of the most popular Lottery games due to its extremely high jackpots. The highest jackpot amount to date was $587.5 million on November 28, 2012, split by two winning tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.
Jackpots start at $40 million, and continue to increase by no less than $10 million per drawing until someone wins. Plus players can increase their chances of becoming a multi-millionaire by playing PowerPlay®. PowerPlay® increases all non-jackpot prizes. See prize table below. The $1,000,000 prize for matching 5/5 white balls will increase to $2,000,000 when you purchase PowerPlay®!
Drawings are at 10:59pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and aired locally on WPRI-TV 12.
Powerball® PowerPlay® tickets may be purchased until 9:50pm on drawing nights.
Pick Your Numbers: Each play slip has five (5) boards (Play A-E). Each board is a separate play. You may play up to five (5) sets of numbers on one (1) play slip. Choose five (5) numbers, ranging from 1 to 59, from the upper area of the play slip for each board played. Each board played costs $2 without the PowerPlay® option or $3 with the PowerPlay® option.
Powerball® Number: Select one (1) Powerball® number ranging from 1 to 35 in the lower play area for each board played.
Quick Pick: Mark the two (2) "QP" boxes, and the computer will draw a series of six (6) numbers for your wager. Or mark "QP" for the first five (5) numbers and choose your own Powerball® number, or mark "QP" for the Powerball® number and choose the first five (5) numbers yourself.
PowerPlay®: Increase your non-jackpot prizes with PowerPlay®. Check the "YES" box in the yellow PowerPlay® box on the play slip to add the PowerPlay® option. The PowerPlay® option is $1 extra per board making each board $3. The $1,000,000 prize for matching 5/5 white balls will increase to $2,000,000 when you purchase PowerPlay®!
Multi Draw: The same numbers for more than one (1) drawing may be played by marking the appropriate "MULTIDRAW" box for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 26 consecutive drawings.
Verify: Before submitting your play slip, make sure the numbers you have chosen are the ones you want. Powerball® PowerPlay® tickets cannot be cancelled after they are processed by the Retailer.
Be sure to sign your ticket upon purchase. Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed at any Rhode Island Lottery Retailer. Prizes over $599 must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters, 1425 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, Rhode Island 02920. All prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing date. Jackpot winners can decide on cash or annuity payment within 60 days after becoming entitled to the prize. Annuity payments are made over 30 years.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem call 1-877-9GAMBLE.
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the Rhode Island Lottery. It is UNLAWFUL for anyone under the age of 18 to play the Lottery. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy
of the winning numbers information on this website, mistakes
can occur. If you have questions about winning numbers, contact
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