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Vance County couple to get dream truck with $750,000 lottery prize

July 9, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:11 PM

Ronnie and Sandy Lambert of Henderson said they plan to get their dream truck after they played the Jumbo Bucks scratch-off game and won $750,000.

“I’ve never had a brand new truck,” said Ronnie, who works at a glass factory. “I’ve wanted one for a long time. I’m going to get a red Toyota Tundra.”

They also plan to pay off their mortgage and save for retirement.

The glass maker bought the $10 ticket when he stopped by Raleigh Road Convenient Mart on Raleigh Road in Henderson on his way home from work. He took the ticket out to his truck and scratched it. When he found out he won, he ran back into the store and started jumping around.

“It was great,” Ronnie said. “I was crying like a little baby. I was crying and shaking and everything. I couldn’t talk, I was scared to drive home. I was like ‘Oh my God! This is it. This is it.”

When Ronnie got home, he woke up his wife to share the good news.

“He told me, ‘Baby, wake up! We done hit the lottery,’” Sandy said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

They claimed their prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, they took home $528,760.

Jumbo Bucks launched in January 2018 with eight top prizes of $750,000. Five top prizes remain.



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7/17/2018 01:42 - Gary C.

Congratulations Paying off the mortgage and upgrading a truck and investing for retirement is the smart thing to do. Well Done!!!

7/16/2018 08:26 - Linda B.

What a blessing!!!!!!!!!So happy for you and your wife. Enjoy your new truck!

7/15/2018 10:10 - Jennnifer I.

Congrats you are truly blessed.

7/15/2018 05:48 - Jacob B.

How many entries were entered for 2nd chance for extreme millions last time around?NC Lottery
Hey Jacob, The Extreme Millions Second Chance drawing on January 3, 2018 had a total of 1,395,919 entries.

7/14/2018 10:22 - Sandi F.

It seems like no one in Fayetteville wins but g in scratch offs or online games. Congratulations to the couple. NC Lottery
Hi there, Sandi. We have had plenty of big winners in Fayetteville. In May, we had a woman from Fayetteville win a million dollar top prize in the Crown Jewels game.

7/12/2018 09:32 - john m.

When making online purchase there is a space for “promotional code” I assume this is a discount. Where can the codes be obtained? I have searched this site and can find zero information on them. NC Lottery
Good morning John, Occasionally we will run promotions where a promotion code could be applied, but we do not currently have any taking place. Hope this helps!

7/12/2018 10:23 - Denver G.

To Beverly R. I talked to several retailers this week. They said they simply do not have the room to display the new batch of 777. They all had them just no where to put them . 6 new tickets debuting last week was just too many. Side bar, the new Batch only has 2 top prizes unlike the original batch that had 4.

7/12/2018 10:17 - Denver G.

Good morning LZ. I see you have set a date for the 3rd extreme million 2nd chance drawing. I can see it when I click on my user name, then draws to see how many entries I have in all 4 current drawings. But when I click on the promotions & drawings tab it still says TBA. NC Lottery
You're too quick for us, Denver! We were updating that info this morning and that page just hadn't been updated yet. It should be up to date now. Thanks for the note!

7/11/2018 09:38 - Beverly R.

I'm still searching for the new 777 five dollar ticket. Why isn't this ticket widely available?NC Lottery
Good morning Beverly, The new tickets were made available to all retailers to order on First Tuesday of this month and you should be seeing them in more stores near you soon!

7/11/2018 11:54 - stephane d.

This is it, This is it for real. Hopefully you invest and plan and not have to work hard again.

7/11/2018 11:08 - Catrina T.

Congrats to them , and all winners! So how is it that here in NC someone wins 750k on a scratch off and leaves with 528k, but someone else wins a million on a scratch off and walks away with only 423k????..NC Lottery
Great question, Catrina. With a $1 million win, the winner has the option of taking the $1 million as yearly payments of $50,000 over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. If they opt for the lump sum, that $600,000 is then subject to state and federal withholding, which is how you get to $423,000. A win of $750,000 does not have the annuity option, so the final winnings are $750,000 with the same state and federal taxes withheld. Does that make sense? Please let us know if you need further details.

7/11/2018 10:25 - victoria c.

That's awesome! Sounds like a couple that really deserves it! NC Lottery
We agree!

7/11/2018 09:54 - Denver G.

Hey LZ...$25,000 07/05/18 Jeff Morrow - Charlotte, 28... What does 28 mean????NC Lottery
Good catch, Denver. Looks like we had a typo when we added the winner info to the website. It should be updated soon. Thanks for pointing it out!

7/11/2018 07:08 - Audrey F.

So Happy for you guys. Enjoy. It's my turn now NC Lottery
We're wishing you luck, Audrey!

7/11/2018 12:26 - fabio f.


7/10/2018 09:08 - Alana B.

Good for in the general vicinity of Raleigh is gonna score top prizes 9 out of 10 times. Just look where the last 10 winners have come from in the state of NC. Everybody has the same chance but most of the population lives in the Raleigh area so they will have a better chance than anywhere else. (Yawn)NC Lottery
An important distinction to be made is that your chances of winning aren't improved or decreased based on where you live. Locations like Charlotte or Raleigh simply have more people willing to take a chance!

7/10/2018 03:13 - Jobelinda M.

Congrats! Enjoy! I'm still hunting for those jumbo bucks??

7/10/2018 01:09 - Pandora J.


7/10/2018 11:35 - Chris J.

What kind of truck do I dream of getting? Well I am a Chevy man, but the past several years I have been driving a Ford that I traded a Lawnmower for.Good work truck, but not much comfort.Need a heavy duty truck for work,but getting older makes me hunger for more comfort, or maybe just electric windows for when a employee leaves the passenger window down, so I don't have to pull over to roll it back up. LOL. Thank God it has cold A/C Again Congratulations to the winners NC Lottery
Sounds like you know exactly what you want! Thanks for sharing, Chris.

7/10/2018 10:03 - George H.


7/10/2018 09:53 - Gregory F.

Congratulations to the both of you this a great blessing. I have been buying this jumbo bucks ticket all the time the most I have won was 20 dollars but most of the time I win nothing. This is truly a blessing from GOD. Waiting on my blessing from GOD to help me in my retirement.

7/10/2018 07:28 - Maurice H.

Bless you all!

7/10/2018 06:45 - Berry B.

Congrats to u both!

7/10/2018 04:56 - Robert G.


7/09/2018 09:28 - Jackie P.


7/09/2018 05:58 - Qiu L.

Hello, may I ask how many entries have been received for the last week's quick dip drawing?NC Lottery
Hey Qiu, The first Quick Dip drawing will be taking place tomorrow 7/11/18. As of the entry deadline, there were 170,209 entries.

7/09/2018 05:56 - Tara L.

Awesome congratulations to you both

7/09/2018 05:21 - Lavern H.

Bless them

7/09/2018 04:29 - Chris J.

Congratulations! I have never had a new truck either,and is on my list if I ever win anything. ENJOYNC Lottery
What kind of truck do you dream of getting, Chris?

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