Susan McKenna of North Providence, RI, brought her Million Dollar Raffle ticket winning number to the Rhode Lottery headquarters today, January 4, 2011 to claim the first prize of $1,000,000. The RI Lottery Million Dollar Raffle ticket was sold at the West Warwick Shell station at 6 Providence Street, in West Warwick, RI. Obviously, Susan was in shock after learning she won the $1,000,000 jackpot. Her father had given her the ticket as a Christmas present. What a nice dad!
RI Million Dollar Raffle Winner
Susan McKenna’s raffle winning number was 0 8 7 0 8 5. According to the Rhode Island Lottery, “The 27-year-old winner is in nursing school, so the money will go to paying off student loans and covering the expenses for the remainder of her schooling. She has another year and a half left of her program and then hopes to get her master’s degree. In addition, she wants to share the money with her family and then invest the rest.”
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Rhode Island Million Dollar Raffle Tickets Sold Out Early
The New Year’s Eve drawing was held at Twin River Casino at 11:00pm on December 31, 2010, and the 120,000 raffle tickets were sold out days earlier. Tickets sales were slow at first when the Rhode Island Lottery began selling them back in September 2010. Just 4 days before the Million Dollar Raffle Drawing, I had ticket number 109,2XX, and within a day or two, the remaining 11,000 tickets sold out like hot potatoes.
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Turn to 10 News reported, there were plenty of huge prizes of $10,000, $5,000, $1,000 and $500. “Retailers that sold the $10,000 winning Raffle tickets include; Striker’s Bar & Grill, 17 Sandy Bottom Rd., Coventry, Hess Express, 440 Smithfield Ave., Providence, Twin River, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln, and Gold Mart, 1531 Newport Ave., Pawtucket.”
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Sources: Rhode Island Lottery; Turn to 10.com
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