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2 Mass. Residents Claim $250,000 Mega Millions Prizes

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Robert Yu of Somerville was one of the five $250,000 winners in Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Mass. State Lottery)

Robert Yu of Somerville was one of the five $250,000 winners in Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Mass. State Lottery)

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BOSTON (CBS) – A Somerville chemist has come forward as the first of five $250,000 winners from Massachusetts in Friday’s $656 million Mega Millions drawing.

Robert Yu, 34, received the one-time lump sum payment of $250,000 (or $175,000 after taxes) Monday.

He said he plans to pay off his student loans and put a down payment on a house. He bought his winning ticket at Tedeschi’s on Washington Street in Somerville.

Later on Monday, 22-year-old Kaleigh Rankin from Dracut came forward to accept her prize. She also took the one-time lump sum payment.

kaleigh e rankin mega mill 2 Mass. Residents Claim $250,000 Mega Millions Prizes

Kaleigh Rankin won $250,000 playing Mega Millions.

Rankin works as a receptionist at a spa and plans to use the money to go back to school and buy a car. She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven on Mammoth Road in Lowell.

She says this was the first time she ever played the lottery.

The winning numbers from Friday’s historic drawing were 2-4-23-38-46 with a Mega Ball of 23.

The winning tickets were sold in Maryland, Kansas, and Illinois.

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