Montgomery County man wins $25,000 A Year for Life

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Jerry Ewings of Candor took home the second-place prize in the May 6 Lucky for Life drawing, winning $25,000 A Year for Life.

Ewings purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket at the Quik Check on East Main Street in Candor. His ticket matched all five white balls in the drawing. The odds of matching all five numbers in a Lucky for Life drawing are one in 1.8 million.

He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Tuesday.

Winners of the second-place prize are guaranteed $25,000 every year for life and have the option of taking a lump sum of $390,000.

Ewings chose the lump sum of $390,000 and took home $275,926 after federal and state tax withholdings.

Lucky for Life tickets cost $2 and offers players 10 ways to win a prize. Drawings are currently held on Monday and Thursday nights. The top prize is $1,000 A Day for Life.

Lucky for Life is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from draw games like Lucky for Life make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. For details on how $1.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Montgomery County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.