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Onslow County man’s craving for steak resulted in a $100,000 win

July 13, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:33 PM

William Jones of Richlands drove to the store to buy a propane tank for his grill and, deciding to try his luck on a scratch-off, bagged a $100,000 win.

“I mainly wanted to get some propane to cook some steaks on the grill,” he said.

Jones, a 32-year-old turkey farmer, bought his lucky $100 Million Mega Cash ticket from the Speedway on South Jackson Street in Beulaville. Jones said he bought an Extreme Cash ticket earlier in the day and won $500 so he decided to try his luck again.

“I tell you what, it was worth the $20,” Jones laughed.

He collected his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,016.

Jones said he has a special event in mind that he wants to use his winnings on.

“I think I’ll go ahead and pay for our wedding,” Jones said.

The $100 Million Mega Cash game debuted in May with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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7/18/2022 10:13 - Dale B.

It's about time someone in a smaller city won and close to home to boot!!! Gives me hope lol!!!! Congratulations from your neighbor from surf city NC!!

7/17/2022 03:59 - Chandra H.

Congratulations on the win and wedding

7/15/2022 01:36 - Phyllis H.

Congratulations ??

7/14/2022 04:09 - Gloria C.

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

7/14/2022 02:53 - Natalie R.


7/14/2022 08:46 - Nancy P.


7/14/2022 01:01 - Sabrina D S.


7/13/2022 04:16 - Gloria C.

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

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