A woman in North Carolina can finally have her dream wedding after her finance won a big prize.
"We've been engaged for four years," Jeremy McLean, the groom-to-be, said, according to the NC Education Lottery. "We just haven't had the extra money to get married until now."
The lucky moment came when McLean, an electrician, decided to stop to buy soda at New Dixie Mart in Roanoke Rapids, the lottery said in a news release.
He bought a ticket for the new $5,000,000 Fortune game but discovered he hadn't won, the release says.
"I got back in my truck and started pulling out of the parking lot when something just said I should get another ticket," McLean said, according to the lottery.
That scratch-off turned out to be a $100,000 prize winner, the NC Education Lottery says.
"When he showed me the ticket, I started jumping on the bed I was so excited," said his fiancee, Heidi Hobbs, according to the lottery. "This feels like a dream."
Her first thought was about her future wedding, the lottery's news release says.
"I don't want anything fancy, just something simple to celebrate that we're together," she said, according to the release.
After taxes, McLean gets to keep $70,756, the lottery says.
"You've changed our lives forever," the Halifax County man said while claiming his prize, according to the lottery.