RI man hits $180K jackpot 1 day after son wins $1K

July 3, 2012 - 10:46 AM

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

A man from East Providence 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.