2 Mass. residents claim Mega Millions prizes
Though Massachusetts didn’t get a piece of the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, five locals bought winning tickets worth $250,000 and have begun to claim their prizes. Robert Yu, 34, of Somerville, was the first to claim his winnings. The chemist opted for the lump sum payment of $175,000 after taxes and told lottery officials that he plans to use the money to pay off his student loans and make a down payment on a house.