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Lucky feeling leads Randolph County couple to $1 million lottery prize

July 5, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:13 AM

Max Bouldin and Deborah Prince of Trinity credit a feeling of good luck for winning a $1 million lottery prize.

“I don’t know how to describe it,” Bouldin said. “I just felt lucky.”

On Tuesday morning that lucky feeling led Bouldin to stop by the Murphy Express on South Main Street in High Point and get a $30 Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket.

“When I saw the ‘1’ and the top half of the ‘M’ I knew,” Bouldin said. “I was speechless. I had to look at it several times. I just feel so grateful.”

Bouldin immediately called Prince, his girlfriend of ten years, to share the exciting news.

“When he told me he won the lottery I thought, ‘Okay he’s probably won $1,000 or something,’” Prince said. “When he showed me the ticket I felt numb. I looked at it and said, ‘No! This can’t be real.’”

It was, and they claimed the prize later that afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. They had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. They chose the lump sum.  After required state and federal tax withholdings, they split $423,014. They plan to save and invest the money.

Extreme Millions launched in December 2016 with four $10 million prizes, and 22 $1 million prizes. One top prize and four $1 million prizes remain. Players can also enter their tickets for a chance to win $1 million in two more Extreme Millions second-chance drawings.



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7/17/2018 01:41 - Gary C.

I had that Lucky Feeling and less than 2 weeks later I got 5 correct on Powerball and won $1 million.NC Lottery
That's amazing, Gary!

7/13/2018 08:02 - Rodney A.

That's amazing! This prize can help these individuals do something good for themselves and great for others!!!

7/12/2018 11:06 - Schmeka w.

congrats!! i totally agree Bradley that the scratch off tickets are a scam/junk they know exactly where they ship those winning tickets too but they tell you they don't. Between raleigh and charlotte

7/12/2018 06:48 - lisa p.

Congratulations on your win!!! I dont seem to be having any luck:( How about putting some winners on the crossword tickets? I have bought 20 crosswords in the last two days and only won $5 on one. I enjoy doing the crosswords but I would enjoy it more if I could win something.

7/11/2018 09:06 - Sheryl H.

Congratulations!! Life changing moment for sure!! Enjoy! I play every week. Jackpot games mostly. Scratchers occasionally. My jackpot win is on it's way! I will buy my dream home in the Asheville area. Travel travel travel!! Take care of my 3 children and future grandchildren. Give to and volunteer at a variety of children's charities. My notebook is full of ways I want to help people when I win!! I look forward to it! NC Lottery
That sounds like an excellent plan, Sheryl. Thanks for sharing it with us!

7/11/2018 08:54 - Vivian C.

I'm playing playing second chances..what time of day do you all pic winners..congratulation on every one winn..i hope I'm next... ..thak you NC Lottery
Hey Vivian, There is not a set time during the day that the drawing will take place. Winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the drawing. Hope this helps!

7/10/2018 10:40 - krista h.

Congrats to you! When my time comes, I will finish the current semester and go in chill mode full time at Myrtle Beach in my new condo! I am speaking this into existence! Again, what a blessing! Enjoy. NC Lottery
Congrats on the new condo, Krista! Good luck!

7/10/2018 10:09 - George H.


7/10/2018 07:34 - Maurice H.

Bless them!

7/10/2018 07:11 - Leslie B.

Thank you!!!

7/10/2018 01:41 - Tracey H.

Nothing but the lord

7/09/2018 09:07 - tim s.

With this win are they close to announcing the next second chance drawing dateNC Lottery
We are finalizing details for the draw date and will have an official date announced soon! Thanks for your patience. EDIT: Hey Tim, We just wanted to let you know that we have finalized a draw date for the next Extreme Millions Second Chance drawing!Entry deadline will be 8/31/18 and the draw date will be 9/5/18. Thanks for your comment!

7/09/2018 05:04 - Leslie B.

Congrats to this winner. Please fix the mobile app and please don’t forget about GSO. I need to scan some 2nd chance drawing as that seems the only chance I have... Thanks greatly!

7/09/2018 11:24 - bradley s.

Scratch offs are biggest scam junk yet Pick up HUNDREDS of old tickets a week $5-30 and not single $1 on them. Needle in haystack at best. Should be unlawful

7/08/2018 03:32 - Gary C.

Congratulations on the win!!! I had that "Lucky Feeling" once and also won $1 million.NC Lottery
That is awesome, Gary! What game were you playing when you won?

7/06/2018 03:46 - Gregory F.

Congratulations to Mr.BOUlden very Blessed. Another big scratch ticket in the western part of the state this seems strange. I can't win anything except maybe 10 dollar once in a while. Most of the time I win nothing. Wish I could win something big to help with my retirement. NC Lottery
Just this week we've seen winners from Maggie Valley all the way to Elizabeth City! We hope your next ticket is a lucky one, Gregory.

7/06/2018 07:10 - Randy B.

????Congratulations!!!! So happy to see a Trinity couple win!????NC Lottery
We are too!

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