Mega Millions ticket worth $250K claimed in RI

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Posted: Mar 12, 2012 3:55 PM
Mega Millions ticket worth $250K claimed in RI

Rhode Island's lucky lottery streak continues, with a man from Smithfield claiming a $250,000 prize from Friday's Mega Millions drawing.

State lottery officials say the man came forward with his family on Monday to claim the winnings. He says he will pay off some debt, give some money to his children and grandchildren and donate some to nonprofits.

The ticket for the $148 million drawing, which the man bought in Providence, matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball.

Last week, an 81-year-old Newport woman claimed the $336.4 million jackpot for the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing. That was the sixth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

A Powerball ticket sold in Smithfield hit the jackpot a day later. The winner of the $60 million prize has yet to be announced.