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Rhode Island lottery winner hits jackpot one day after son wins $1,000

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CRANSTON, R.I. — Perhaps there's luck in their genes.

A man from East Providence, Rhode Island, has claimed more than $180,000 in lottery winnings, a day after his son won $1,000 in a different game.

Rhode Island Lottery officials say the man on Monday claimed the $180,599 jackpot from the Wild Money game's Saturday night drawing. He was accompanied to lottery headquarters in Cranston by his wife and son, who had just won $1,000 of his own on an instant ticket on Friday.

Lottery officials didn't release the winner's name.

The winner says he wants to take his wife of 35 years on a vacation, but he's not sure how else he'll spend the money.

He bought the ticket at an East Providence convenience store.

AP

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Posted: July 4, 2012, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to the lucky winner,and kudos to Rhode Island for allowing him to collect his winnings without splattering his name from coast to coast.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers


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    Posted: July 4, 2012, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

    Mmmm.....wonder if it's Max's dh?  Congrat's and Happy va-ca if it is Max!   Party

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      Posted: July 4, 2012, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

      That is a nice win!  Congrats to the winners both big and small.  Enjoy it!-weshar75

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        Posted: July 4, 2012, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

        A New England conspiracy, just like yesterday's Mega Millions win in New York!
        Just kidding, Congrats to all!

        dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

         

        Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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          Posted: July 4, 2012, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

          Mmmm.....wonder if it's Max's dh?  Congrat's and Happy va-ca if it is Max!   Party

          lol - no such luck.  east providence is pretty much in the middle between the 2 big winners that we have had... so it looks like we are spreading the winners out throughout this HUGE state.

          man... a vaca sure does sound sweet though hmm?

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            Posted: July 4, 2012, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to the lucky winner,and kudos to Rhode Island for allowing him to collect his winnings without splattering his name from coast to coast.

            and i am STUNNED that RI isnt plastering the name hither - thither - and yon... they must be 'old-family' and know the right people!

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              Posted: July 4, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

              and i am STUNNED that RI isnt plastering the name hither - thither - and yon... they must be 'old-family' and know the right people!

              stunned? he only won 180,000 not 180 million. do you really think people are going to hunt down a winner looking for a handout for that paltry an amount. it wouldn't be worth the ink to print his name since no one would even care. cletus is more worried about having his name revealed in the unlikely event that he would win that he probably doesn't even play. he is scared of his own scarecrow in his own cornfield. yes, cletus we get it, for the umpteenth time. you are in favor of not revealing winners names.

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                Posted: July 4, 2012, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                  Posted: July 4, 2012, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                  stunned? he only won 180,000 not 180 million. do you really think people are going to hunt down a winner looking for a handout for that paltry an amount. it wouldn't be worth the ink to print his name since no one would even care. cletus is more worried about having his name revealed in the unlikely event that he would win that he probably doesn't even play. he is scared of his own scarecrow in his own cornfield. yes, cletus we get it, for the umpteenth time. you are in favor of not revealing winners names.

                  Well faber98,you might as well get used to reading about me and my dislike of lotterys revealing the names of the winners because I'm going to bitch about it until the lotterys change their stupid rules.I'm not like you and just roll over when someone says to rollover.And I do play the lottery.But do you?And $180,000 might be a paltry amount of money to someone like you,but to most people it is a lot of money and people have and do come out of the woodwork to beg for some of it.People have been killed for far less money,

                  When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

                  There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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                    stunned? he only won 180,000 not 180 million. do you really think people are going to hunt down a winner looking for a handout for that paltry an amount. it wouldn't be worth the ink to print his name since no one would even care. cletus is more worried about having his name revealed in the unlikely event that he would win that he probably doesn't even play. he is scared of his own scarecrow in his own cornfield. yes, cletus we get it, for the umpteenth time. you are in favor of not revealing winners names.

                    yep stunned... rhode island pretty much tells everybody anything in order to get publicity.


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                      Well faber98,you might as well get used to reading about me and my dislike of lotterys revealing the names of the winners because I'm going to bitch about it until the lotterys change their stupid rules.I'm not like you and just roll over when someone says to rollover.And I do play the lottery.But do you?And $180,000 might be a paltry amount of money to someone like you,but to most people it is a lot of money and people have and do come out of the woodwork to beg for some of it.People have been killed for far less money,

                          I Agree!         I once killed a friend of mine, because he swiped my sandwich as soon as my back was turned.    Chair

                                             Feeling a little guilty about it now.    Roll Eyes

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                        Posted: July 5, 2012, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree!         I once killed a friend of mine, because he swiped my sandwich as soon as my back was turned.    Chair

                                               Feeling a little guilty about it now.    Roll Eyes

                        wow... that musta been one heck of a sandwich!


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                          Posted: July 5, 2012, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                          wow... that musta been one heck of a sandwich!

                          Your dam right it was!!!  A Subway foot long steak & cheese, with all the works. The nerve of that guy.  Mad

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                            Posted: July 5, 2012, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                            A New England conspiracy, just like yesterday's Mega Millions win in New York!
                            Just kidding, Congrats to all!

                            WHAT U SAID IS TRUTH i gotta move to ny myb i win mega mill

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