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Guilford County man gets a second chance, wins $100,000

October 18, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:34 AM

A second-chance for luck just paid off for Olusola Jeje of Greensboro when his entry into a 2021 Multiply the Cash second-chance drawing won him the $100,000 grand prize.

“I was just so surprised,” said Jeje when he got the notification of his win. “I said, ‘Oh my God, this is good.’”

Jeje said he likes second-chance drawings because he gets another shot at winning with the same scratch-off. All Multiply the Cash tickets currently on sale are eligible for the next second-chance drawing.

His entry was chosen from 22,219,972 entries in the Oct. 6 drawing. Winners of second-chance drawings receive a phone call or email notifying them that they won.

Jeje claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $70,750. He said he planned to invest his winnings.

The last of four 2021 Multiply the Cash second-chance drawing is scheduled for Feb. 9. The drawing offers one $100,000 grand prize, eight $5,000 prizes, and 25 $500 prizes. Enter your Multiply the Cash tickets via the lottery’s website or scan the ticket’s bar code using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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10/19/2021 10:54 - Scott M.

Why can you not do a online play purchase for Cash 5 if you are currently out of state, like on vacation ? My NC resident info is on record in my account so not sure why I can’t do an online cash 5 purchase.NC Lottery
Great question, Scott! Unfortunately, Online Play games can only be purchased when you are within our state borders - our app and website use geolocations to determine whether or not a player is in the state. We apologize for the inconvenience!

10/18/2021 06:16 - Linda A.


10/18/2021 05:10 - Gloria C.

Congratulations on your win.

10/18/2021 11:43 - Denver G.

You got that right Roger, over 22 million entries in this contest. The amount of entries in these 2nd chance drawings have been CRAZY! I am still waiting. Been a member since day one, 10/01/2012. I have entered just about every contest since then. I won $500 in spring of 2013, nothing since.

10/18/2021 11:07 - Roger K.

Wow! What luck of all the 22,219,972 entries to be the lucky one! Congratulations.

10/18/2021 10:45 - Christopher B.

I wish NC lottery was just for NC only.NC Lottery
Thanks for your comment, Christopher! We participate in several multi-jurisdiction lottery games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, but we also have more local games like Carolina Cash 5. Games across multiple jurisdictions allows us to offer our players the chance to win higher jackpots, while our smaller games offer higher odds of winning a prize. This gives players the option to play the games that have the odds and prizes they prefer! Hope this helps!

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