Catawba County Man Bags $1 Million ‘Bankroll’ Prize

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (News Release) — On Saturday, Robert Drovie of Newton couldn’t believe his luck when his $1,000,000 Bankroll ticket revealed a top prize.

“I was shocked — just in disbelief,” he recalled. “I’m still in shock!”

Drovie purchased his winning $10 ticket from the Food Lion on N.C. 10 West in Newton.

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Drovie had the option of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum and took home $424,503 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

The $1,000,000 Bankroll game launched in December with five top prizes of $1 million. Two top prizes remain to be won.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $9.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Catawba County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.