Three lucky winners have come forward to claim their $1 million Powerball prize. Kenneth Wilson and Sandford Watson of Macon, and James Scoles of North Pole, Alaska, 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.
Jet Food Store #0054, 5588 Ga. Highway 57 in Macon, sold the lucky Quik Pik ticket.
Wilson, 59, 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, 56.
Wilson watched the televised drawing and notified the others of their win. Scoles flew from Alaska to meet his friends and claim their prize.
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