CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- A Pawtucket man Thursday claimed the $93.5 million Powerball jackpot, the largest lottery prize in state history.
Michael Goulden cashed in the winning ticket at Rhode Island Lottery headquarters Thursday morning, officials said. Goulden bought the ticket at Li'l General, a convenience store in Pawtucket.
Lottery Deputy Director Ray Grimes said the jackpot was the biggest prize ever handed out in Rhode Island.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 4, 10, 32, 39, 45, and the Powerball was 25.
Ken Munschy, owner of the Li'l General, expected a windfall of his own from the news that the winning ticket came from his store.
"Hopefully that'll increase sales," he said. "We're always looking for a little bonus like that."
Eleven tickets matching the first five numbers but not the Powerball were sold in Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota (3), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Those ticketholders win $100,000 each.
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