I've Won the Lottery - Let's wait 11 Months to Claim Prize

Some people should save their money and not play the lottery. A Rhode Island man has finally claimed a $10,000 Mega Millions winning ticket from the April 12, 2012 drawing. And just in time. The winning ticket was set to expire in one month, according to the RI Lottery.

The man says he didn't know what to do with the money so he kept the ticket locked up in a safe. After claiming the prize 11 months after the win, he says he still doesn't know what to do with it, but says his wife will probably find something to spend it on, according to the lottery commission.

The man did mention that they might go back to Costa Rica for their anniversary.

My opinion is if you have no idea what do to with the money if you win the lottery, then please don’t play!
Dream on lotto players. Tonight’s Powerball jackpot could change your life…unless you win and decide to hide the ticket in your safe! Mega Millions was won in Ohio last night so the jackpot returns to the guaranteed minimum.

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Cash Option:$112,500,000

$12,000,000 est
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