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Jones County man bags ‘extreme cash’ with $1 million prize

June 9, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:21 PM
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Johnnie Jones of Maysville tried his luck on an Extreme Cash scratch-off ticket and won the $1 million top prize.

He bought his lucky $25 ticket at Stella Grill & Variety located off N.C. 58 in Stella.

Jones claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the annuity and after federal and state tax withholdings, took home his first payment of $35,382.

Extreme Cash launched in March with three top prizes of $1 million and 10 prizes of $100,000. One $1 million prize and five $100,000 prizes remain.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how money raised by the lottery made a difference in all North Carolina counties last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.


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6/10/2020 11:40 - elizabeth j.

comgraulations

6/10/2020 06:33 - Berry B.

WTG,Mr.I.J.!!

6/10/2020 12:16 - carolyn b.

WHY HASNT MY EMAIL ADDY BEEN CHANGED YET...I TALKED 2 ALEXIS ON JUNE 1ST...SAID SHE WAS SENDING THE REQUEST 2 THAT DEPT..IT STILL SHOWS A HOTMAIL ADDY.....NEEDS 2 BE A YADTEL ADDY !!!!!!NC Lottery
Sorry about that, Carolyn. We'll get this fixed! We encourage you to reach out to our online support team again at nclottery.com/Help and someone there should be able to figure out why it hasn't yet been updated for you.

6/10/2020 11:53 - Denver G.

Congrats, and very good choice being one of the few that didn't take the lump sum.

6/10/2020 10:57 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins.

6/10/2020 10:40 - Brenda S.

Best Wishes.

6/09/2020 10:40 - Gregg J.

Congrats!! Smart decision on taking the annuity payments for financial security

6/09/2020 08:25 - Darry W.

Wow. What a blessing. U can rest a little bit easier. Enjoy the blessing.

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