A Portsmouth man claimed the from Tuesday’s drawing. It was purchased at in Tiverton.
According to Rhode Island Lottery, the 56-year-old man was shaking Thursday morning as he filled out the paperwork required to claim the winning ticket. This is actually the second time he’s won big. About 20 years ago, he said he won $750,000 playing Lot-O-Bucks.
The man said he plans on giving the money to his wife. He declined to give his name.
Joseph Sabino, owner of Elaine's, said Thursday this is roughly the second time in the neighborhood of two years they've drawn a Wild Money winner. In a phone interview, he said the last Wild Money ticket winner from his store was around $132,000.
The Wild Money drawings take place three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, live on WPRI-TV at 7:29 p.m.
Other recent winners:
- A couple from North Stonington, CT, claimed a $20,000 “Slingo Gold” Instant ticket that was purchased from Hopkinton Liquor Depot in Ashaway. They plan to use the money toward their daughter’s college tuition at Johnson & Wales University.
- A 23-year-old Johnston woman claimed a $10,000 winning PowerBall ticket from last Saturday’s drawing. She said she plays only on occasion and was very glad she did this time, since her college loans are about to kick in from Lincoln Tech. The winning ticket was sold at the Post Road Cumberland Farms in Warwick. Saturday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $105 million.