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“Look at all those zeros,” father says of winning $20,000 lottery prize

February 9, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:25 AM

We love celebrating with our winners and sharing their stories of good luck. The excitement is contagious. We want to show you how one family reacted when they found out they won $20,000.

Tyrone Jones’ good fortune happened when he stopped at the Speedway on West Academy Street in Robersonville and bought a $2 Neon 7’s scratch-off ticket. 

 “I scratched the ticket and was like, ‘Look at all those zeros,’” Jones said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Jones immediately called his daughter to share the good news.

“I almost fainted,” his daughter Jaliasa said. “I called my sister up and was like, ‘Our dad just hit the lottery.’ She told me to stop lying to her.”

The family claimed their prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Jones said he plans to use the money to “live.”

“I never thought I’d make it to the winner’s room,” Jones said. “People have told me about it, but I never thought I’d see it. This is incredible!”

A big congratulations to the Jones family. We couldn’t be happier for them! 


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2/17/2019 11:22 - sharon w.

Congratulations to the Jones family, but I'm like a few other ppl in here. Why is it like the same ppl are winning in all the drawings?

2/12/2019 11:01 - Barbara G.

Blessings and Congratulations

2/12/2019 02:28 - Carletta C.


2/12/2019 07:05 - Mike S.

Hey DG, sales are dropping as the tickets disappear so I'm still predicting between 475K and 500K. My odds are about 1 in 95K. Good Luck!

2/12/2019 06:45 - Maurice H.

Bless you!

2/11/2019 07:51 - Angie F.

At Renee...try 4.5.6..and 7 times..crazy

2/11/2019 07:01 - Paul G.

I'm with you, Monica. I see that Carolyn out of Winston-Salem has won yet again in the second chance drawing. The lottery really needs to adjust the rules. If they really believe that it's all fair, they must implement some type of limitation so that the rest of us have equal footing. The choosing of winners is likely indeed random, but if she has 100 entries and we have 20, it's not equal at all. And she's not the only person who has won multiple times - just check out the winners' lists. I'm very disappointed in the lottery's position on this!

2/11/2019 12:36 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

2/11/2019 10:09 - Gary C.

Congratulations Tyrone on the wonderful win and getting to visit the "Winner's Room".

2/10/2019 09:00 - Renee D.

Congrats to all the winners God Bless You I’ve just about given up on second chance been playing years now haven’t even won $50 or even $100 not nothing people winning 2x now how is that I don’t understand

2/10/2019 08:27 - monica e.

So happy for you all. Congratulations. Maybe one day I’ll win. Me and my mom have been playing since they came out with this NC Lottery! And can not win. The 2nd chance drawing, we spend a lot of money on these tickets and scan them in but never won any of the prizes as of yet. Beginning to think it’s hopeless ??

2/10/2019 07:00 - Shawn S.

Congratulations to y’all! LZ need to check mobile app, I’ve reloaded but still acting strange on ticket check portion.

2/10/2019 06:16 - Lydia D.

Congratulations ??????

2/10/2019 12:26 - Denver G.

Nice win, congrats. Hey Mike S. your prediction for the Extreme 2nd chance drawing of over 500k is way off. I'm predicting less then 425k. to DLH, live long and prosper. I am hoping to join the ranks of repeat winners.

2/10/2019 10:43 - Dorothy K.

Congratulations so happy for you.

2/10/2019 10:10 - Rickey P.

very happy for you.

2/10/2019 09:45 - Arthur A.

Congrats and enjoy

2/10/2019 09:42 - Evelyn P.

Congrats! So glad that a blessing was sent your way! Enjoy!

2/10/2019 07:53 - Berry B.

Congrats to you!!

2/10/2019 06:11 - DL H.

Love this! Sweet family. Love those smiles Congratulations and thank God for your blessing. We know how it feels. Amazing:-)

2/09/2019 08:50 - Charlie H.

Congratulations Mr. Jones, enjoy your good fortune!

2/09/2019 07:29 - cheryl c.

what agreat win he is really ahead on that one .a two dollar scratchoff and got 20k congrats.

2/09/2019 07:17 - Gregory F.

Congratulations Mr. Jones with a great blessing I'm so happy for you enjoy your blessing. Waiting on my blessing

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