$344.6 Million Powerball Winner Says Fortune Cookie Numbers Led To Jackpot Win

It's not an urban legend anymore!

June 5, 2019

Wow...those things actually work!

Charles W. Jackson Jr., a retiree who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, based the winning Powerball numbers he picked on a fortune cookie he got from his granddaughter.

Jackson claimed his $344.6 million jackpot yesterday (he took the $223 million lump sum payment).  Funny enough, he thought he had only won $50,000: but was surprised when he realized he had won a lot more.

Jackson said he's going to donate some of his winnings to charities: and to his brother ($1 million) because of a deal they made.

Luckily, it's not all going to his head: "I'm still going to wear my jeans: maybe newer ones."

Source: NBC DFW

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