CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Two lucky Rhode Island Lottery Instant Ticket players have won $20,000 each.
Hassah Armstrong of Dennisport, MA is one of the winners. He came to Rhode Island to pick up a part for his car and stopped for gas at the Hess Express on Stafford Rd. in Tiverton. Initially he was going to get $30 in his tank, but decided to get $28 instead, saving $2 for the lottery.
He chose the $2 Rhode Island Lottery “40th Anniversary” Instant Ticket. The two winning numbers revealed were “5” and “12”, coincidently, his birthday is May 12. He plans to use the money to pay bills.
The other winner, a woman from Cranston, played the new “Walking Dead” Instant Ticket and won $20,000. She purchased the ticket at Rite Aid, on Warren Ave. in East Providence and plans to use the money for her four children.
Saturday night’s $151 million PowerBall jackpot drawing resulted in a $10,000 winner in Rhode Island. The ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall number, for the standard payout of $10,000.
The $10,000 winning ticket was purchased at Quickets, 285 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield.
Wednesday’s estimated PowerBall® jackpot is $171 million.
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