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Greensboro Army veteran wins lottery twice in two months

November 22, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:25 AM

Andrei Jones of Greensboro said he’s on a lucky streak after he won his second lottery prize in two months.

“I’m blessed,” Jones said. “I was blessed before, but now I’m even more blessed.”

The retired Army veteran’s first stroke of good luck happened at the end of September when he won a $1,000 prize on a scratch-off game. His second stroke happened Thursday when he won $150,000.

Jones bought the winning $150,000 Cashword scratch-off ticket when he stopped at the Circle K on Pleasant Garden Road in Greensboro.

“At first I didn’t know what I won,” Jones said. “I scanned the ticket and it said I needed to go to headquarters. When they told me what I won, I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ I never expected that I’d win a top prize. This feels great.”
Jones claimed his prize Thursday in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $106,126.  He said he plans to use the money to save for the future and pay off his wife’s and daughter’s cars.

Jones is the first player to win a top prize since the $5 ticket launched in October. Two top $150,000 prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like $150,000 Cashword make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.  


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11/25/2019 07:30 - Sheila I.

@John A. Yesssssssssssssss that pisses me off ??????

11/25/2019 09:55 - ALAN C.


11/25/2019 08:03 - john a.

How about when you match the Win It All number and then all the prizes are two dollars.

11/24/2019 07:56 - Sheila I.

@tim m yes I get it lol. Have you noticed you buy a $5 card, get a winning number but scratch last because you want to see what the non- winning #s winnings are. You see from $50- $250,000.00 and when you scratch your #, it's $5.00 ??????....the combinations are hilarious ????

11/24/2019 12:52 - Jean P.


11/24/2019 02:28 - Tim M.

Hey SHEILA I! I'll give you a heads-up. The crossword games are some players' Kryptonite, if ya know what I mean? LOL.

11/23/2019 05:57 - Vernon A.

congratulations i call is luck

11/23/2019 11:40 - Sheila I.

Congrats to all who play cross word games. Not me! Just not for me ????

11/23/2019 09:31 - Berry B.

Congrats to you and Thanks for your service to our Country!!

11/23/2019 09:01 - Gary C.

It is nice to be lucky, but much better to be Double Lucky!! Congratulations!!!

11/23/2019 07:11 - Carolyn S.

Good luck on ur winnings ur blessings and i hope everyone good luck on ur winnings and all have a safe happy thanxgiven blessings to all.

11/23/2019 04:38 - vanessa b.

congratulations on both wins

11/22/2019 07:37 - Sheila I.

@tim m yesssssssssssssss and let it be me ??????

11/22/2019 01:56 - Denver G.

Good news to everyone complaining about the $5 minimum purchase. It is for a "purchase", not per day!!! I just bought one set of numbers for C5 for a 5 day draw. That's only $1 a day. When you click on "buy" for what ever game it is just QP or build your own #s for the 1st line only. Then pick 5 draws or more. Your purchase will meet the requirement. I am sure you can do the same for PB, MM or LF or any combo of the 4 draw games available online. SEEK AN YEE SHALL FIND !!!

11/22/2019 12:55 - Tim M.

So, Greensboro huh? Can we say Charlotte? Coming up in 1, 2, 3.....? LOL.

11/22/2019 11:06 - NINA M.

It really happens!!!!

11/22/2019 08:48 - Michael B.


11/22/2019 08:31 - Mary W.

Congratulations!!! Love news like this!!

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