North Carolina man scores his second six-digit lottery jackpot

A North Carolina man who tried his luck at the Carolina Keno lottery game won $100,000 — his second-largest lottery prize in seven years.

Dewey Croom, of Marion, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he bought his Carolina Keno ticket from the Sugar Hill Food Mart in Marion on Sunday, but he didn’t check the results right away.

“I went in to check my ticket the next day,” Croom said. “I didn’t know until Monday that I had won on the Sunday draw!”

Croom is no stranger to big lottery prizes — he previously collected a $121,790 jackpot from the Dec. 16, 2014, Cash 5 drawing.

The winner said his latest windfall will go toward paying off his pickup truck, and he will likely “put the rest of it in the bank and maybe take a vacation.”