Fortune cookie provides Florida player a break that is lucky

Lottery player wins big after using numbers from a popular paper slip

By Kate Northrop

A fortune cookie lived up to its name after a Florida resident won a $500,000 Powerball prize in the North Carolina Lottery after using the numbers written on the back of the paper slip.

Ernesto Sorzano got to enjoy a meal that is nice of their favorite take-out of shrimp and fried rice and an extraordinary $500,000 windfall as well, as a result of the figures printed regarding the small paper slide inside their fortune cookie.

It’s perhaps not the time that is first player won big after taking inspiration from their fortune cookies. In 2015, another Florida man won a $10 million jackpot after playing the numbers that are lucky the slide.

The Drawing he participated in took accepted place on Feb. 20 for the $81.3 jackpot, which rolled to $94.1 million after there was no winner. However, he did manage to match four of the balls that are white the Powerball to get hold of a prize well worth $50,000.

The Powerball figures drawn on Feb. 20 had been 4, 8, 22, 32, and 58, with Powerball quantity 4.

Turns out Sorzano had been experiencing extremely lucky because of the true numbers he chose to play. He upgraded his lottery ticket to a Power Play ticket for $3 and multiplied his prize ten times when the 10X multiplier was drawn.)” that is(*That had been a investment that is good” the lucky winner told the Lottery.

A successful 10X multiplier play is rare because it is the least likely to be drawn out of a pool of Power Play numbers in the Powerball game, plus there are restrictions in place that limit the multiplied prize value when the jackpot rolls to a amount that is certain. In accordance with United States Of America Mega, the 10X energy Enjoy is just available if the jackpot is $150 million or less.

Sorzano was visiting new york as he bought their winning solution during the convenience that is 7-Eleven on Sam Furr Road in Huntersville. He currently resides in Estero, Florida and plans on moving to Huntersville in the future. He says that his prize will help pay for a home that is new.

“Unbelievable,” the champion stated in a press launch. “I’m just super delighted that my desires arrived real.”

After claiming their award at Lottery head office in Raleigh week that is last he took house $353,751 after fees.

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