Man wins $  500,000 Powerball prize with fortune cookie numbers

When Florida resident Ernesto Sorzano picked up his fried rice and shrimp from a Chinese takeout, he got a fortune cookie that would change his life.

Sorzano, who is in the process of moving to Huntersville, Noord-Carolina, used the set of lucky numbers from the fortune cookie to purchase a North Carolina Powerball lottery ticket.
According to North Carolina lottery officials, Sorzano’s numbers matched four of the white balls, winning him $ 50,000, but they say that prize bolted to $ 500,000 because he bought a $ 3 power-play ticket.
According to lottery officials, the odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 miljoen.
    This was a good investment,” Sorzano said.
      Sorzano, who is from Estero, Florida, took home $ 353,751 after tax on Monday. The future North Carolina resident said he’s still in disbelief and will be using the money to purchase a home in Huntersville.
      “Ongelooflik,” Sorzano said. “I’m just super happy that my dreams came true.

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