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Narragansett Number One Foundation is a Maine nonprofit corporation established by Pat and Erwin Wales on September 7, 2001, thirteen days after winning the national Powerball lottery drawing.

To get things started, the Wales family donated $5 million. Other individuals, organizations or companies may donate, if they are so inclined. The Foundation has Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status as a private foundation. Pursuant to its bylaws and pertinent IRS regulations, each year the foundation will award grants equal to, or exceeding slightly, five percent of its assets' value.

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