The nation is asking, "who is the Rhode Island Powerball winner, and why haven't they claimed the winning ticket?" All six Powerball winning numbers were matched by the lottery winner for the $336,400,000 jackpot. As of Thursday, however, Rhode Island Lottery officials report no one has come forward to claim one of the biggest Powerball prizes in history.
Famous Powerball Winning Numbers
The February 11, 2012 Powerball winning numbers of 1, 10, 37, 52, 57, with a Powerball number of 11, are now embedded in the minds of Powerball players everywhere, and with good reason. Since Saturday night's drawing, the lucky "Rhode Island Powerball numbers" have been broadcast far and wide as internet, television, radio and newspapers scrambled to publish the breaking news.
Who Won the February 11th Powerball Jackpot?
If you didn't know the $336,400,000 winning Powerball ticket was purchased at a local Stop & Shop supermarket on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, you've probably been living under a rock the past 5 days. According to Boston.com, "There has been a pretty steady stream of customers asking about it. People are really curious to know who the winner is," said Suzi Robinson, spokeswoman for New England Stop & Shops.
It's probably a safe assumption that the Rhode Island Powerball winner is taking the time to seek wise legal and financial counsel before coming forward to claim the huge Powerball jackpot. Some people may think the Powerball winner wants to remain anonymous, but Rhode Island law requires that the winner make a media appearance. Then again, the lottery winner may have lost the ticket, or forgotten it was even purchased in the first place.
The lottery winner will have to decide whether to take the prize in either the $336,400,000 annuitized amount paid out in 30 annual payments, or a one-time cash payout of $210,000,000. Either way, the RI Powerball winner will be filthy rich and set for life! What would you spend your millions on if you won the Powerball jackpot?
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $50,000,000 annuity, or $31,200,000 in cash before taxes. The Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
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