RALEIGH – Adrian Jones of Haw River plans to use the $100,000 he won playing the $120 Million Cash game to invest in his future.
Jones was standing outside in downtown Burlington when he learned of his big win.
“I was on the phone with my girlfriend while I scratched the ticket,” Jones said. “I thought I had won $1,000. Then I looked at the ticket and yelled ‘No wait, I won $100,000!’ It took about ten seconds to sink in. After that I was speechless.”
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Jones received a check for $69,206. He purchased the lucky $20 ticket at the Wilco on Webb Street in Burlington.
“I’m not going to waste this money,” Jones said as he collected his winnings on Monday. “I’m going to invest it and make it last.”
As of Tuesday morning, two $3 million top prizes, three $1 million prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed in the $120 Million Cash game.
As of December 2013, the lottery has raised more than $3.19 billion to benefit education programs. Lottery dollars support teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repair projects, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, need-based college scholarships and financial aid and digital learning initiatives.
To see how more than $40.5 million in lottery dollars have made a difference in Alamance County, go to the Where the Money Goes webpage at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.