Rhode Island Lottery Games


GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
The Numbers MiddayTop Prize4 from 0-91:20 p.m.
The Numbers EveningTop Prize4 from 0-96:50 p.m. (6:20 p.m. Sun)
Wild MoneyJackpot5 from 1-35 + 1 from remaining 307:24 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:50 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:50 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-189:30 p.m.


Game Schedule


The Numbers Midday1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The Numbers Evening6:29 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.
Wild Money7:29 p.m.7:29 p.m.7:29 p.m.
Powerball10:59 p.m.10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.


*All times are displayed in Rhode Island local time.


Draws & Game Updates


All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Rhode Island Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.


Advance Draws


The number of consecutive draws each Puerto Rico State Lottery games allows you to play:


GameAdvanced Draws
The Numbers Middayup to 30
The Numbers Eveningup to 30
Wild Moneyup to 15
Powerballup to 26
Mega Millionsup to 26
Lucky for Lifeup to 26


Claim Centers


If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Rhode Island Lottery Office. Lottery’s headquarters at The Rhode-Island Lottery 

Headquarters, 1425 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 


Tax Information


Rhode Island Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 


WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax6.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%


If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Rhode Island Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:


WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax6.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax30.0%
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About the Rhode Island Lottery


After the constitution was amended in 1973, the Rhode-Island Lottery was established in 1974. The Rhode-Island State Lottery offers various games such as Wild Money, the Rhode-Island Lottery Powerball, Keno, and Mega Millions. Scratch tickets are available for instant wins, and it also offers a video lottery.  The government of Rhode-Island manages the State Lottery, with William Hill publishing the results. All proceeds are 

distributed to a variety of initiatives through the General Fund.



Lotteries have always been important to the people of  Rhode-Island. Winners could enjoy its benefits until the mid-1800s, but gambling was banned again in 1732. The lottery was reinstated in 1744 and continued under the management of the General Assembly until lotteries were once again prohibited in 1842. 


Finally, in 1974, it was resurrected again when Rhode Island joined several other states introducing state lotteries.


Rhode Island Lottery FAQ


The legally required minimum age to participate in the Lottery is 18 years.

You can buy lottery tickets from participating retail outlets.

They’re published on state-level official sources online. Always refer to these sources to confirm the Rhode-Island lottery results. The winning numbers are also immediately available on the app.

The Mega Millions draw takes place weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 pm.

Yes, you can buy Rhode-Island instant-win scratch tickets from all participating retail outlets.

All prizes of less than $600 can be claimed directly from any participating retail outlet, or at the Lottery’s head office. All prizes over $600 must be requested directly from the Lottery’s headquarters at The Rhode-Island Lottery Headquarters, 1425 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920

Yes. You can download the app from PlayStore. It offers additional features for group activities.


When is the Rhode-Island Lottery draw?

Wild Money – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:29 pm

Powerball – Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:59 pm

Mega Millions – Tuesdays & Fridays at 11 pm

Rhode-Island Lucky for Life – Mondays & Thursdays at 10:38 pm

The odds are 1 in 292 201 338 to win the jackpot.

In March 2012, an incredible Powerball jackpot worth $336.4 million was won by the 81-year-old Louise White.

You can participate by buying lottery tickets or scratch cards from several participating retailers. The Rhode-Island Lottery does not sell any tickets online, over the phone, or by email.

You’ll have to pay both state and federal taxes. All winners of more than $600 will be required to complete a W-2 form when a prize claim is made.

Up to 35.99% is withheld for State and Federal Taxes.

You will be allowed 12 months (365 days) from the Lottery results date to claim your winning prize.

The money is applied to maintain the operations of the Lottery by paying commissions and prize money. The remainder is put towards the General

Fund, which supports various initiatives such as transport, public safety, education, and natural resources.

Unfortunately not, as this information falls under the Freedom of Information Act. Should you wish to remain anonymous, it is advisable to discuss claiming it through a trust with your legal team.

Yes. But it is reserved for VIP members only. Using their Rhode-Island Lottery codes, tickets that did not win can be re-entered for an additional draw by using the Rhode-Island Lottery ticket scanner to enter the code.

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