According to the L.A. Times, $336 million could be yours! Wait, seriously though. The hefty Powerball jackpot was recently won in none other than the
tiny great state of Rhode Island, and (even after taxes) will amount to the largest lump sum payment in Powerball history. There’s only one problem: not a single Rhode Islander has yet stepped forward to claim the cold, hard ca$h.
The winning ticket (1-10-37-52-57; Powerball number: 11) was recently purchased at a local Stop & Shop in Newport, despite the fact that the identity of the lucky buyer still remains a mystery. Interestingly enough, however, due to a Rhode Island law that makes the names of lottery winners a matter of public record,
he she phe will soon be a local celebrity whether phe likes it or not.
Now, as you may know, we Bloggers are all for modesty. But when there’s more than a quarter-billion dollars at stake (yes, billion with a big ole “B”) we usually draw the line. Here’s hoping the lucky winner has an @brown.edu suffix attached to his/her email address…