Ridiculously Lucky Couple Wins Lottery Using Fortune Cookie Numbers

It’s actually their second jackpot in four years, although last time they used family birthdays
Ridiculously Lucky Couple Wins Lottery Using Fortune Cookie Numbers

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‘I have to give the credit to the cookie,’ said April Richee. 

Bill and April Richee, an aptly-named and absurdly lucky couple from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, claimed the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Monday, August 8, when they entered the drawing using the numbers from a fortune cookie.

The $260,278 jackpot, by the way, is their second such winning in four years, though last time, Bill picked numbers based on family birthdays.

“The funny thing is, the numbers I chose came from a fortune cookie I’d recently got from a Chinese restaurant,” April told Fox. “I’m not usually very lucky when I pick the numbers, so I have to give the credit to the cookie. I guess that scallion chicken brought me some good luck.”

The Richees’ most recent fortune also happens to be more than twice their first Carolina Cash 5 jackpot, which came to $117,416. The Richees plan to share 10 percent of their winnings with a friend who regularly plays the same game and had the good sense to pair up with the luck-struck pair. The friends have a promise to share their jackpot if they win, and Bill says he’s hopeful that “Maybe next time he can win and share with us.”

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