Liz Burke, WPRO News
The Rhode Island Lottery Officials are taking back a statement made earlier that a $10,000 Mega Millions ticket was unclaimed and would expire on Sunday. In a new press release they say the ticket was in fact claimed on January 3, 2012.
Lottery Officials say that the day the prize was claimed was a very busy day for them. They had more than $1,250,400 in prizes being paid out from the validation office, so the Mega Millions prize was not promptly updated in the system.