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Robeson County woman can build dream house with $4 million win

April 11, 2024 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:44 AM

A burst of emotion broke out in a Robeson County convenience store Wednesday morning when Carissa Jones of Pembroke and her husband won a $4 million scratch-off prize.

“I started crying,” she recalled. “My husband was jumping up and down and then he ran behind the counter and hugged the cashier.”

Jones bought her lucky $30 Black Titanium ticket from the Quick Stop on Middle Street in Maxton. She said she already has a plan for her winnings.

“I’m going to build my dream home,” she said.

Jones said her brother, an architect, will help her.

“He drew the plans up for me years ago,” she said. “I didn’t know when it would happen but I knew it would one day. And now it can.”

When Jones arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday, she had a choice to make. She could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $200,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million. She chose the lump sum of $2.4 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $1,716,009.

In addition to her dream home, Jones plans to give some of her winnings to her church.

“This is a big blessing,” she said.

The Black Titanium game debuted in June with six $4 million prizes and 16 $100,000 prizes. Three $4 million prizes and seven $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

The state provided $50 million in grants, using money raised by the lottery, to help Robeson County build a new career and technology high school. For details on other ways Robeson County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.


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4/15/2024 02:25 - Roger K.

Wow! This very same ticket had a winner I'm maiden, nc. 100,000 to winner in maiden and a 4 million winner to the woman in Robeson County. Amazing the same tickets being won on same day!

4/13/2024 03:44 - Andrea S.

Yay Robeson County!

4/13/2024 06:08 - Gina G.

Congratulations, I am still waiting for my turn. I am so happy for you!

4/13/2024 01:59 - Karen M.

So happy for this lady and her family! It definitely is a blessing and not every winner just straight out says that. I cried reading her story. Congratulations!

4/12/2024 11:11 - Mel C.

Congratulations ??

4/12/2024 09:21 - Sharon W.

Congratulations built the Home of your dreams

4/12/2024 07:21 - GREGORY P.

Congrats on your win, have fun.

4/12/2024 05:37 - shirley b.

no trips yet. Come on NCEL your players have taken notice.

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4/11/2024 10:16 - Vivian p.

Congratulations Carissa on your Winnings and enjoy your NEW HOME.Again Congratulations

4/11/2024 08:05 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

4/11/2024 08:05 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

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4/11/2024 04:49 - Danielle Simone R.

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4/11/2024 01:29 - Joe S.

Congratulations from Charlotte! :)

4/11/2024 12:17 - keith w.

yes yes what a smile

4/11/2024 12:16 - Ryan D J.

The burst of reaction is priceless! Congratulations, Mrs. Jones! Go Robeson County!

4/11/2024 12:05 - Berry B.

Congratulations to you and yours,from your neighbor in Lumberton NC!

4/11/2024 11:41 - MORRIS B.

Awesome!!! My day is coming as well sooner than later I hope!!

4/11/2024 09:55 - Roger K.

What luck! Congratulations!

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