Saw in a fortune cookie: A North Carolina dweller hit a big jackpot
The lucky man from North Carolina claims that he saw the winning numbers in the fortune cookies he received from his granddaughter. Now can not get enough.
Retired seller from Charles W. Jackson Jr. came to the headquarters of the lottery of North Carolina with a winning ticket, which last weekend broke the jackpot of $ 344.6 million.
Jackson chose a one-time payment of $ 223 million. He intends to donate part of this amount to several charitable organizations. He will give another million dollars to his brother to close the bet that they have made.
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At first, Jackson thought he had won just $ 50 000 dollars, and was going to pick him up at Raleigh, but he checked the numbers again and saw that he won a lot more.
He also said that he had to look for the winning jackpot at Google, because he does not watch television news. As soon as he did this, he told his wife: "You will not believe it."
Jackson hopes that an unexpected situation will not change it.
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He added: "I will still wear my jeans - but maybe new ones."
Americans love to buy lottery tickets. On average, an American spends about $ 200 a year to buy lottery tickets, although residents of some states give much more. According to the study LendEDUOn average, a Massachusetts resident spends $ 735 annually on lottery tickets, while spending in Delaware or New York is close to $ 400 per year or $ 33 per month.
According to surveys, Americans would react differently to winning a multi-million jackpot:
- 74,8% of respondents would take the entire amount at once, 25,2% would divide the amount into several annual payments;
- 43,4% of respondents would immediately claim a win, 56,6% would wait for some time before receiving a win;
- 80,1% of respondents would consult about options for investing money with a lawyer / accountant / financial advisor, 19,9% would decide the fate of the win;
- 90,7% would prefer to remain anonymous if won, 9,3% would publicly announce a win;
- 48,1% of respondents would have quit their jobs if they won; 51,9% would continue to work.
- 63,6% would hire a financial advisor to manage the money, 36,2% would manage the finances on their own.
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