HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and ATLANTA , Jan. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's leading Web site for sports wagering enthusiasts, Covers.com, announced that Covers member Jackson Duncan is $25,000 richer after placing his 21st straight winning bet in "Streak Survivor", one of the ten free sports handicapping contests available at www.covers.com.
Duncan won $25K by correctly selecting an NBA game's outcome, taking the underdog Celtics against the Blazers on January 22nd. And only twenty-four hours later the Georgia native pushed his streak to 22 straight by picking Atlanta Hawks (-3.5) over Oklahoma City Thunder; a game which Atlanta won 103-93. If Duncan can maintain his winning streak all the way to 25 in a row, he'll then claim the Covers "Streak Survivor" grand prize of $100,000 in cash.
Known within the Covers community as "brackson13", Duncan started his amazing streak on January 1st taking the over in Ohio State's 42-35 NCAAF win against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. "I really hadn't paid attention to the Covers contests until last month," says Duncan, who has been using Covers since he was in college. "Obviously, my experience with it has been awesome to this point. I think it's great that Covers offers contests like this for free, that anyone could get on a hot streak and have this kind of fun with this kind of experience. I love it."
"The Covers contests are a very important part of the overall experience for our site members," says Sionne Roberts, VP Sales & Marketing at Covers.com. "What's exciting is that in addition to winning the $25,000 prize, Jackson Duncan is still eligible to win the $100,000 grand prize by continuing his streak of correct game picks. He's obviously on a remarkable run now and it's great to see our entire Covers audience rally around him with so much support for the streak." Roberts also mentioned Covers is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary plus has given away more than $500,000 in cash and prizes to its various contest winners in the last 5 years alone.
"Everyone is aware of the popular Daily Fantasy properties offering million-dollar prizes, but those sites do charge a fee from members wishing to play or require you to beat out a large field of competitors to win," says Roberts. "What our members like about the Covers.com contests experience is the fact we have a large prize pool available on a variety of handicapping-based games that you can play completely free-of-charge.
"My experience with the Covers Community has been incredible," said Duncan. "The support and encouragement has just been overwhelming."
About these exciting developments, Sionne Roberts says, "Everyone here at Covers.com congratulates Duncan on his achievement of picking 21 consecutive winning bets in the contest. And we definitely wish him the best of luck as he chases down 25 consecutive winners for the Covers Streak Survivor $100,000 contest grand prize".
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