Hatteras student wins $200,000 lottery prize

By on November 19, 2020

(NC Education Lottery)

The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced that Burak Davrekanli, an international student who resides in Hatteras, has won a final $200,000 Mega Bucks top prize.

Davrekanli purchased his winning $5 ticket from the Food Lion in Avon after stopping in the supermarket to pick up some last-minute things for dinner. When his big win sunk in, Davrekanli started celebrating. “I was alone but I’m pretty sure all of Hatteras Island heard me because I was just screaming!” he recalled.

Davrekanli claimed his prize on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $141,501. Davrekanli won the last $200,000 top prize so the lottery will begin steps to end the game.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • Sean Mulligan

    If he is smart he will invest the money and not buy a new car. 147k compounded at 5% over 40 years is over a million dollars.Add 8% of your income for the next 40 years and it’s a lot more than that.Unfortunately the old saying easy come easy go rules the day for too many people in these situations.

    Friday, Nov 20 @ 7:08 am
  • surf123

    It is unfortunate his name is included in the column. The OB Voice should not have printer his name nor should his parents (or him) agreed to the column, but ignorance is bliss and everyone on HI knows he has money to blow, loan, giveaway or be stolen. He had become a mark.

    I do believe the names are publicized by the NC Lottery so anyone could find out about it, but there was no need to assist in the publicity. If I am correct about publicizing names the law needs to be changed.

    Friday, Nov 20 @ 9:58 am
  • Travis


    Agree in spirit that the notoriety puts a target on his back but the NC Lottery has a web page dedicated to promoting winners. Looks like you can opt out of the photo, but apparently you even get your mug featured by the Lottery in some cases.

    nclottery (dot) com/Winners

    Wednesday, Nov 25 @ 6:01 pm