A man won $1,000,000 on the lottery in the US with numbers he got from a fortune cookie.
Ronnie Martin, from Long Pond in Pennsylvania, says he opened the fortune cookie ‘years ago’ but has used the same numbers ever since.
He was hopeful that one day the numbers, 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29 would bring him luck but had no idea when that would actually happen.
His luck finally came in on New Jersey Lottery’s draw on 24 July when he scooped the jackpot – £767,885 in pounds.
A day later, Ronnie stopped at a petrol station on his way to work to check how he had done in the mega millions draw.
He placed his ticket under the scanner in the shop, which instructed him to go to the counter and speak to a sales assistant.
The man behind the til – Gary – recognised him straight away, and told him he’d just won a seven-figure sum.
Gary told him: ‘You’ve got the million-dollar ticket!’
Ronnie and his wife Shirley now plan on paying off their mortgage with the massive win and say they will put the rest in a savings account.