(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.Copyright 2020 by United Press International