CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — While Massachusetts can boast about selling Wednesday’s $758.7 million Powerball ticket, three Rhode Island tickets also turned out to be great investments.
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Tickets sold in Providence, Woonsocket and East Providence are valued at $50,000 each after matching four numbers and the Powerball number in Wednesday’s drawing. According to the Rhode Island Lottery, the tickets could have been worth $200,000 instead of $50,000 if the winners had purchased a PowerPlay feature.
According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Wednesday’s $758.7 million jackpot was the largest prize awarded to a single ticket in North American lottery history. Lottery officials initially announced the winning ticket was sold in Watertown, Massachusetts but later issued a correction saying the ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
The next Powerball drawing, scheduled for this Saturday, will have an expected jackpot of $40 million.