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“I can finally buy a home,” Pasquotank County man says of $100,000 prize

May 29, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:57 AM
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Robert Covington of Elizabeth City is celebrating after winning $100,000 on Friday playing $300,000,000 Supreme Riches.

“I saw I had won and I couldn’t believe it,” said Covington. “Now I can finally buy a home.”

Covington purchased the lucky $30 ticket at the Eagle Mart on South Hughes Boulevard in Elizabeth City. When he scratched to reveal the $100,000, he knew he had a long Memorial Day weekend ahead of him.

“I wish I could have gotten here Friday,” said Covington. “I’ve been excited about this all weekend!”

He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal withholdings, he took home $70,759. Covington has specific plans on what sort of home he would like to buy.

“I’ve done some carpentry work before,” said Covington. “I’m going to look for a house that I can fix up. My boys also do some carpentry, so we can do it together.”

Ticket sales from instant games like $300,000,000 Supreme Riches make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $2.4 million in lottery funds made a difference Pasquotank County last year, visit the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.


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6/01/2019 02:36 - charles c.

I'am very happy for you and your family!

5/31/2019 01:21 - joanie m.

Finally it let me play for tonight's games online thank you thank you sending out good luck to us all

5/31/2019 01:16 - joanie m.

I have tried to play online for tonight's cash5 and mega on my phone and my iPad so I guess it's not on my end hoping your system will be up and working soon NC Lottery
Hi Joanie, Sorry about that! Please update your app—that should fix the issue you’re experiencing. If you’ve done that and are still having trouble, please call our online support team at 1-855-767-1863.

5/31/2019 09:52 - joanie m.

Congratulations Robert

5/30/2019 11:33 - Berry B.

I would too,if I won and pay bills,plus give to some non-profits that help ppl!!

5/30/2019 10:49 - Lavanda H.

CONGRATULATIONS Mr Covington. I'm from Elizabeth City and I know you and your family and I'm glad you were able to win you deserve it. Good luck on your new house hunting. God bless!!

5/30/2019 08:52 - Charlie H.

Congratulations Robert, sounds like a great plan for your winnings!

5/30/2019 12:36 - Linda S.

God Bless!!Enjoy your new home and enjoy the time spent together with the boys fixing it up.ENJOY!!!

5/29/2019 07:10 - Gregory F.

Congratulations Mr. Covington on your big win great to see someone close to Ahoskie nc win for a change. Enjoy your blessing and on your home project lots of luck.

5/29/2019 06:19 - vanessa b.

congratulation on win god bless

5/29/2019 05:41 - Ginger M.

Congrats! Enjoy your blessings

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