Man lets family members pick his lottery numbers, wins $1M


Published in Weird News

(UPI) A North Carolina man who had family members choose his Powerball numbers for him ended up winning a $1 million jackpot.

Jonathan Gonzalez, of Salisbury, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he asked his grandparents, father, sister and an uncle for help when he decided to buy a Powerball ticket at the Speedway gas station in Salisbury.

"I had them each pick a number from one to 69," Gonzalez recalled. And those were the numbers I played.

The five numbers selected by his family members all came up in the drawing, earning him a $1 million prize.


"I picked the Powerball number and that was the only one I didn't match," he said.

Gonzalez, who claimed his prize Monday, said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his mortgage and help family members who assisted him with number suggestions.

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