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1 RI Mega Million player wins $250,000 prize

March 31, 2012
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—One Mega Million ticket buyer in Rhode Island is quite a bit richer even though no one in the state won the record-breaking jackpot.

Mega Million lottery officials said Saturday that player a Rhode Island player won a $250,000 payout by matching the drawing's five numbers but missing the Mega Ball number. That means the ticket buyer was just one number from winning a share of the $640 million grand prize.

Rhode Island Lottery officials could not be immediately reached on Saturday to name the city in which the winning ticket was sold.

Three grand-prize winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, giving their owners a share of the largest lottery jackpot in history.

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