Man Wins $1M In New Jersey Lottery Using Fortune Cookie Numbers

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 1:26 pm
By: News 9

A Pennsylvania man is a now a millionaire -- thanks to an old fortune cookie. Ronnie Martin's lucky numbers weren't family birthdays or important dates, but instead the "lucky numbers" from paper in a fortune cookie he opened years ago, CBS Philly reports.

Martin, who travels from Long Pond, Pennsylvania, to New Jersey every day for work, said he occasionally stops by along the way to pick up a few New Jersey Lottery tickets.

On July 24, he bought three Mega Millions tickets, matching five numbers and winning the $1 million prize.

His lucky ticket was purchased at US Gas in Hope, a town in Warren County.

Martin said he will use the prize money to pay off his house and current bills.