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The Rhode Island Lottery or The Lot is governed by the government of Rhode Island. The Lottery was inaugurated in 1974, following the constitutional amendment passed in 1973. The purpose of the lottery then was to use the revenue generated to make up for the revenue lost from allowing the value of a trade-in automobile toward the sales tax liability on a new automobile. The first ticket for The Lot was sold for 50¢ with a top prize of $50,000. The Lottery is the largest voluntary source of income for the State, benefiting all who live, work and visit the Ocean State.

It was in 2002, that Wild Money replaced Money Roll, and became the most played game of the Rhode Island Lottery, with a rolling jackpot of $20,000.

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The Rhode Island Lottery was inaugurated in 1974, following an amendment to the constitution passed in 1973. The Rhode Island Lottery Corporation governs the state lottery, wherein it executes and regulates the operational power over the lottery. Since its establishment, the lottery has transferred more than $7.4 billion to the General Fund of the State, which supports almost every aspect of life, from education and health care to public safety and the environment. It is the responsibility of the Rhode Island Lottery to maximize the revenue while maintaining the trust and best interest of the citizens of the State of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -State General Fund

Rhode Island State Lottery Contact Information

Rhode Island Lottery,
1425 Pontiac Avenue,
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 1-800-288-2485

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