Mystery solved: Macon's million dollar Powerball ticket winners come forward
What do two Macon men and a guy from the North Pole have in common? The three are the latest winners to come forward and claim their million dollar prize from Powerball.
The three lucky guys are Kenneth Wilson and Sandford Watson of Macon and James Scoles of North Pole, Alaska.
The group of friends matched the first five numbers from the March 16 Powerball drawing, winning $1 million. They claimed their prize Thursday afternoon at the Georgia Lottery's headquarters in Atlanta.
The Jet Food Store on Highway 57 in Macon sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.
The 59-year-old Wilson said the longtime friends made a pact several years ago to share large winnings from a lottery. On the day of the drawing, a fortune cookie tipped Scoles of the group’s pending treasure.
“It said, ‘You’re going to win the lottery,’ ” explained Scoles.
Wilson watched the televised drawing and notified the others of their win. Scoles flew from Alaska to meet his friends and claim their prize.
Winning numbers from the March 16 Powerball drawing were: 3-7-21-44-53 and the Powerball was 16.