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Luck strikes twice for Buncombe County man

July 11, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:30 AM

Luck, like lightning, rarely strikes the same place twice. For Roger Lunsford of Swannanoa, however, luck struck twice in six months. Lunsford, who won $50,000 back in January playing $10,000,000 Colossal Cash, recently won $200,000 playing All About The Bens.

“I’m not one of those folks that jumps up and down and hollers,” said Lunsford. “But I was shocked when I saw that I had won again, and how much it was.”

Lunsford purchased the lucky $5 ticket at the Stop N Go on U.S. 70 in Swannanoa. When he scratched to reveal the top prize of $200,000 he couldn’t believe it.

“It was definitely a lot to take in,” he said.

Lunsford, who is retired, plans to put the money into a “rainy day” fund. He also has some sunny adventures planned as well.

“We want to take a vacation to Florida,” he said. “I love fishing and it’s so nice out on the water there.”

Lunsford came to lottery headquarters in Raleigh Wednesday to claim his prize. After required federal and state withholdings, he took home $141,501.

All About The Bens launched in June with four top prizes of $200,000. Two more top prizes remain to be claimed.


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7/13/2019 11:54 - ralph k.

Must be very lucky or either you play a lot of scratch offs

7/13/2019 08:06 - Michael B.

Congratulations and God Bless!

7/13/2019 01:14 - Berry B.

God Blessed you,Mr.Lunsford.

7/13/2019 09:41 - Ruth C.

Happy for you.

7/13/2019 08:46 - Comfort T.

Some people are looking and waiting for their first win, you have two wins in 6 months. Lady luck is on your side and still with you! Enjoy

7/13/2019 04:01 - Stanley E.

Congratulation!!! Enjoy your blessing!

7/12/2019 05:28 - olethia b.

Congratulations. Looking forward to this Whiteville lady winning one day soon. Enjoy.

7/11/2019 06:29 - Paul G.

Congratulations from another Buncombe resident! Nice to know a local person CAN win!

7/11/2019 03:36 - Linda S.

Enjoy!!! Send some of that luck my way!! lol!!

7/11/2019 03:18 - DL H.

Congratulations. Wonderful Win x2. Enjoy that fishing trip

7/11/2019 11:52 - Brenda S.

Happy fishing. Best of luck.

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