NEW INFO: Retired Greenville Banker Wins $57 Million Jackpot

A retired Greenville banker and his two daughters have claimed that $57 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Twelve days ago the winning ticket was purchased at the Kangaroo Express on Greenville Boulevard.

James Jones will split the winnings with his two daughters, Allan Jones of Greenville and Kimberly Jones, a high school teacher from Buford, Georgia. After taxes Jones will take home $20 million, while his two daughters will receive $4.3 million each.

Jones bought five $2 tickets on the day of the drawing. He didn't know he had won until Saturday morning.

“For my family, it will mean the ability to finish the education of our grandchildren and their grandchildren” said Jones. “For my daughters, it will certainly mean a less stressful financial life and the ability to follow their life ambitions. As for my wife and I, it will certainly not change much in our lives as we now live comfortably and have no needs or want for many more worldly things.”

Jones said the family plans to invest and save the money for “future generations” and support worthy charities.

The jackpot that night was actually $114 million, and the second winning ticket was sold in California. So far that half of the jackpot has not yet been claimed.

The Kangaroo Express has received a $50,000 incentive award for selling the winning ticket.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    I think this is wonderful. I see so many welfare people using their cash to pay for lottery tickets but use that good ole American card for groceries. Its good to see an honest worker has won. Congratulations to you and your family.
  • by James Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Congrats to this guy, but get out of Greenville before all the thugs find out where you live
  • by M'chelle Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    You should be so grateful...I hope you are. As I struggle facing my own demise, and looking into the face of one precious son, I wonder if you know how blessed you really are...I sat outside last night of a home I have truly loved and it became painfully evident to me, the street is just literally a few feet away. Be good to others, encourage the "others," "not the lazy." Look out for your brothers and sisters, do what you can to help those single moms and dads out their, who have been knocked out of the game, not due to their own choosing. Be kind to others. Trust me, the religious crowds in the churches around here, they are not helping us. It will take someone who has actually had to live it, walk it, breathe it, and feel it.
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      by boohoo on Oct 13, 2011 at 01:10 PM in reply to M'chelle
      What a contrived sob story. Are you looking for handouts or what? People getting 'knocked out of the game' are responsible for their own demise. Blaming others is why most stay out of the game. As for your demise, chances are your choices led you to your current situation. Stop blaming others and accept responsibility. Cry baby.....cry!
  • by Anonymous Location: Eastern NC on Oct 13, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Amen! People living off the government and working people like this man should not even be able to play the lottery! Congrats to this family!!!!!!!
  • by m thomas Location: blounts creek on Oct 13, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    its gonna be hard to keep up with the Joneses now
  • by william Location: greenville on Oct 13, 2011 at 03:01 AM
    Good grief! It's long-ods gambling! He won! Shut up!
  • by jerseygirl Location: Washington on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:23 PM
    Congratulations to the lucky winners. I am Happy for you and I hope it brings with it security and Happiness to you and your family. God Bless all of you
  • by money Location: windsor on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    I Didn't win the millions, but i did win 10,000 in pick four tonight! yaaaaaahoooooooo. Going shopping this weekend!
    • reply
      by Tish on Oct 13, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to money
      Me to not millions but pick 4 also 2900....& PAID bills & shopped a little to....lol
  • by laura Location: greenville on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:01 PM
    DADDY! I knew I'd find you!!
    • reply
      by Wharf Rat on Oct 13, 2011 at 05:05 AM in reply to laura
      Sis????
  • by ray on Oct 12, 2011 at 07:45 PM
    why do they take 37 million
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