Austin Dubisard said he plans to use his winnings for an upcoming wedding and to pay for his daughter's college education.

Austin Dubisard said he plans to use his winnings for an upcoming wedding and to pay for his daughter’s college education.

Courtesy of the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The first thing Austin Dubisard did when he won the North Carolina lottery they called him a bride.

“She didn’t believe me,” he told North Carolina Lottery officials. “She said, ‘Take a picture and send it to me.'”

The 42-year-old Rougemont resident said he plans to use his winnings to pay for the couple’s April wedding, according to an Oct. 7 news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“I told my future relative, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it,'” Dubisard said, according to lottery officials. “They can still try to pay for it, but I’m not going to let them.”

Dubisard claimed his lucky $30 Millionaire Maker ticket at the Mebane Grocery Store on South 5th Street in Mebane, about 25 miles outside of Durham.

After winning, Dubisard said he was shocked.

“I had to look at it again to make sure,” he told lottery officials.

Dubisard received his prize on Thursday, October 7. He opted to take a $600,000 lump sum payment, and after federal and state taxes were withheld, he took home $426,069.

The winnings will mostly go toward Dubisard’s wedding, but he also said he plans to use some of his winnings to pay bills, fix his truck and put his daughter through college, the release said.

Moira Ritter covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied management, journalism and German. She previously reported for CNN Business.