Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Rhode Island?
Winners can request to keep their personal information private and the RI Lottery will do everything possible to keep the winner's information private if requested. However, in Rhode Island and in most other states, such information falls under the Freedom of Information Act and a winner's name and city or town of residency must be provided upon request.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the RI Lottery?
Prizes over $5,000 are subject to a 5.99% state tax and 24% federal tax withholding.
Can I buy a RI Lottery ticket online?
Yes, Rhode Island offers online ticket sales to players 18 years of age or older.
About the Rhode Island Lottery
The Rhode Island Lottery was created in 1973 with the passage of a constitutional amendment. The first tickets went on sale in 1974 and, since then, more than $7.4 billion has been generated in revenue. By law, RI Lottery revenue is transferred to the State General Fund, which benefits all Rhode Island residents. The Fund supports tax relief, education, public safety, law enforcement, and human services, and the Rhode Island Legislature is responsible for appropriating money from the General Fund among Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns.
To learn more about the Rhode Island State Lottery please visit the official TheLot website.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.