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A lucky lottery player from North Carolina changed his life forever when he used the numbers on his fortune cookie to win the Powerball jackpot for $344.6 million.
The big winner is Charles W. Jackson Jr., who ended up hitting all of the numbers thanks to the lucky numbers found on the fortune cookie that his granddaughter gave him. Jackson says that he initially thought he won a "mere" $50,000 but realized he had all of the numbers in the drawing.
What was the new millionaire's reaction when he realized he hit it big? "I said, 'Dang, I got them all,'" Jackson remarked.
Jackson is taking the $223 million lump sum payment and is giving $1 million to his brother. He didn't reveal if he was giving any dough to his granddaughter, but he doesn't think the win will change him much. "I'm still going to wear my jeans - maybe newer ones," he said.