Rowan County man wins Corvette, $100,000 with lottery’s new scratch-off ticket
RALEIGH — Randy Harrington of Salisbury couldn’t believe his luck when his $5 scratch-off won him a Corvette Stingray and $100,000 cash.
“Unbelievable,” Harrington said of how he felt to be claiming his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
He purchased his winning $5 ticket from the Kangaroo Express on Copperfield Boulevard in Concord and took it home to let his wife take a look.
“She said, ‘All this thing says is ‘Corvette’, and I said, ‘Well, the whole ticket is about a Corvette!’ ” he recalled. “And she said, ‘Well, we didn’t win.’ And I looked at it and we had won. I was in tears. It just floored us both.”
After required federal and state tax withholdings, Harrington took home $70,751.
“We’re going to pay off all of our bills. That’s the main thing,” he said.
With the rest, Harrington and his wife plan to buy a new trailer.
Corvette & Cash launched in July, with four top prizes of a Corvette Stingray plus a $100,000 cash prize.
In addition to the cash, winners choose a 2021 model or a current available model, pick their favorite options and bring home a sports car with a value of up to $109,600.
Harrington thinks he’ll opt for either red or blue.
One top prize remains to be won instantly. A fifth Corvette and $100,000 will be the grand prize in a second-chance drawing offered as part of the new game. All Corvette & Cash tickets can be entered into the drawing. The date of that drawing has not been set.
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