RALEIGH, NC – After 25 years in the army Rufus Jones thought he had seen it all.

Never did he imagine on his way home from his brother’s house he would win $400,000 from the NC lottery.

“I just thought, ‘Is this for real?’” Jones said. “This can’t be for real.”

This Vietnam veteran lives in Kenly, NC and was visiting his brother in Raleigh when he stopped at Around the Corner on Poole Road and spent $5 which turned it into $400,000!

After state and federal taxes Jones took home $277,001.

“I look at this win as a blessing and a reward,” Jones said.

Jones said he plans to use the money to help his six siblings.

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