Charles Jackson of North Carolina recently won a $344 million Powerball jackpot. Winning the lottery certainly is quite a feat. But the way Charles did it is astonishing.
Instead of just doing a random draw, Charles picked his numbers very carefully, using the numbers on the back of piece of paper inside a fortune cookie given to him by his granddaughter.
While the fortune cookie claimed to offer “lucky numbers,” Charles had no idea he’d be lucky enough to win hundreds of millions of dollars.
And, he didn’t even realize just how big the prize was. At first, he thought he’d won $50,000 -- and not the full grand prize.
But then he checked the numbers again. Sure enough. He got them all right.
And this good fortune was all due to a little cookie from a Vietnamese restaurant -- and a thoughtful granddaughter.