Lottery luck strikes both father and son

Luck has struck an East Providence family twice. First a young man took home $1,000 in cash thanks to a Rhode Island Lottery game. The next day, his father bagged a life-changing windfall worth a whopping $180,599 from the Wild Money game.

$180,599 jackpot

Wild MoneyThe father hit the $180,599 jackpot after last Saturday's drawing. He claimed the staggering cash prize at the Cranston-based lottery office last Monday. Together with his spouse and son, who had cashed $1,000 in a different Rhode Island Lottery game on Friday, he visited the lottery headquarters.

Time for a holiday

They asked that their names be kept confidential, read a statement from the Rhode Island Lottery. The winner from East Providence, Rhode Island will treat his wife to a holiday. However, he still has to figure out what to do with the rest of the cash. The winner purchased the ticket at a local bodega.

Popular progressive jackpot game

The Rhode Island Lottery revealed that the biggest Wild Money prize ($601,206) was won back in 2006. Four years earlier, another lucky player hit a jackpot worth $315,869. The Rhode Island Lottery offers only one progressive jackpot game, which is Wild Money. This game is popular due to the jackpot that kicks off at $20,000 and rises until somebody gets lucky.
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