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Whiteville Man Wins $2M in Powerball

Posted April 21, 2008

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— A man from the southeastern corner of North Carolina won $2 million in the Powerball drawing April 16.

Clifton Jones, of Whiteville, purchased one ticket from the Minuteman Food Mart on North J.K. Powell Blvd.

He matched five white balls, a payout of $200,000. The Power Play option enabled him to multiply his winnings by 10.


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  • Longshanks Apr 21, 2008

    You mean someone ELSE besides me is from Whiteville? LOL
    And through six degrees of separation, I found out Clifton is related to me too.

  • now Apr 21, 2008

    It is pretty bad when they tax a tax but then again, they do it everyday to smokers.

  • nodoginthisfight Apr 21, 2008

    Don't look now Easley got his hand out for those tax dollars from your lottery winnings!!!

  • now Apr 21, 2008

    I won $80 last night. Now I can retire and buy that yacht I have always wanted.

  • doodad Apr 21, 2008

    lucky dawg!

  • ECU_chick Apr 21, 2008

    SHUT UP!!! This is my hometown...seriously, there was another guy who won $77,777 on a scratch off down there last year.

    I need to move back....

  • b4self Apr 21, 2008

    yea: someone from N C finaly won something, guess I need to check my tickets for 4-16-8 now . Glad someone won something:

  • nodoginthisfight Apr 21, 2008

    somebody from NC actually wins at powerball!!! really?

  • clintoflannagan Apr 21, 2008

    Uncle Clifton! There you are!! I've been wondering where you were all these years!!