ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — An Elizabeth City man says he can finally buy a home after winning a $100,000 prize from a lottery scratchcard on Friday.
Robert Covington spent $30 on the ticket he purchased from the Eagle Mart on South Hughes Boulevard. Now, after taxes, the NC Lottery says he’s $70,759 richer.
“I saw I had won and I couldn’t believe it,” said Covington, reflecting on the moment he scratched the ticket and realized he won. “Now I can finally buy a home.”
He claimed his prize on Tuesday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Covington’s win was part of their $300,000,000 Supreme Riches game.
Convington already knows he wants to buy a fixer-upper. “I’ve done some carpentry work before,” he said. “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.”