RI Lottery to draw Numbers twice a day

The Numbers Game

Starting Sunday, the Rhode Island Lottery's Numbers Game will be drawn twice a day.

A midday drawing will take place at 1:30 p.m. with the video posted on the lottery's website and ?YouTube channel?.

The evening drawings will continue to be televised.

The Numbers Game launched in 1976 and was the first Rhode Island Lottery game that let players pick their own numbers. Players can wager from 50 cents to $5.

Tickets can be purchased every day up until 1:20 p.m. for the midday drawings, up to 6:50 p.m. for the Monday to Saturday evening drawings, and up to 6:20 p.m. for the Sunday evening drawing.

The Rhode Island Lottery said it has generated more than $5.3 billion in revenue and paid out more than $26 billion in prizes since it was created in 1974.