North Carolina Couple Can Finally Get Married Thanks to $250,000 Lotto Win

"I started crying and thinking, ‘Is this for real?’" Fredrick Richardson said.

A North Carolina couple is looking forward to tying the knot in the wedding of their dreams after winning $250,000 in the lottery.

On Saturday, Fredrick Richardson and his girlfriend stopped at a Shop N Go in Zebulon, where they bought a Hit $500 scratch-off ticket, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

When they saw it was a winner, they both burst into tears, WNCN reported.

“I saw that I had a match,” Richardson said. "I thought I’d probably won $5 or $50, but then I finished scratching. I started crying and thinking, ‘Is this for real?’"

He added, "When I showed my girlfriend, she started crying and the first thing she said was, 'We can finally get married.'"

They took home $176,249 after taxes.