Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lottery Winner Claims his Prize Just Before Ticket Expires

A man from Ware, Massachusetts, claimed a $390,000 lottery prize earlier this week just hours before the deadline for his ticket expired.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Dennis Cote purchased his "Lucky for Life" ticket from a gas station in Whately nearly ago. He claimed his prize on Thursday and told lottery officials he'd been "just too busy to make the long trek from Ware to Braintree" to stake his claim, but had used the time to do some financial planning.

Cote said he intends to use some of the prize to pay off his mortgage and invest the rest of the money.