July 11, 2013 – The Rhode Island Lottery today released a tally of all the prizes paid out in June. Across the nine different game styles offered by the Lottery, winners pulled more than $10.2 million out of the state Lottery’s coffers.
While this is modest compared to other state lotteries, if that money were divided up across everyone in the state, Rhode Islanders would each receive a check for a bit more than $10. (The 2010 census put Rhode Island’s population at 1.05 million.)
Fourteen June lottery winners each claimed more than $10,000, and altogether they won more than the Powerball and Mega Millions games combined paid out across the state.
Rhode Island was one of the states which in 1987 helped form the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games.
Since that time, they’ve had five jackpot winners and 17 second-tier prize winners. In June, Powerball paid out about $240,000.
That was the fourth-highest paying of Rhode Island’s play styles. Topping the list were scratch-off tickets, which paid out just over $4.5 million.
There are 34 different scratch-off games, which means that on average, each scratch-off paid out about $132,000 in the month of June alone.
Close behind the instant ticket winners were Keno players, who collectively raked in $4,099,662.
In third, the Daily Numbers games paid Rhode Island players just under a full million dollars. The exact total was $939,661.