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Robeson County couple leaves Clayton gas station $1 million richer

Posted June 7, 2018 4:05 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

— A Robeson County couple will be able to pay off their new home before moving in, thanks to a winning lottery ticket bought in Clayton.

Maggie and Rogerick Bullard of Pembroke said they were on their way to work Thursday morning when they stopped by the Kia Quick Mart on N.C. Highway 42 in Clayton.

“We stop there every morning for gas,” Rogerick Bullard said. “I always get a lottery ticket, and the clerk tells me, ‘Good luck, I hope you hit.’ This time, I did.”

Rogerick Bullard scratched the $10 Crown Jewels ticket in his car, and his wife thought he was joking when he said he thought he had won $1 million.

Once the couple realized they really had won, they drove to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to claim their prize.

The couple opted to take the lump-sum payment and took home $423,009 after taxes.

The couple plans to use the money to pay for their new home, which they expect to move into in September.

“It’s a dream come true,” Maggie Bullard said. “It came at the perfect time. We’re in the middle of building a four-bedroom, two-bath home, and now we’ll be able to have it all paid for. This is just such a relief.”

The Crown Jewels game launched in May, and four top prizes of $1 million remain.