How’s this for good fortune? North Carolina man wins $344.6M Powerball with numbers from a fortune cookie – USA TODAY

How’s this for good fortune? North Carolina man wins $344.6M Powerball with numbers from a fortune cookie  USA TODAY

A North Carolina man discovered on Tuesday that he won a $344.6 million Powerball jackpot, the largest prize in the state’s history. Charles W. Jackson Jr., a 66-year-old retiree from Raleigh, said that when he called his wife that morning to tell her about his victory, he didn’t realize how much he had won. “I said, ‘I think I won at least $50,000,'” Jackson said during a press conference at the North Carolina lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Soon after, Jackson realized he had actually matched all six numbers to win the grand prize. “So then I called her back and said, ‘Look, I won the wh…

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