Persistence paid off for Benjamin Sinclair.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident has played the same lottery numbers for 27 years. He told Inside Edition he only buys a ticket when "the jackpot gets above a certain amount," and he purchased a Powerball ticket for the Oct. 27 drawing. When he checked the numbers, Sinclair couldn't believe it when he realized the numbers he had been playing for nearly three decades were a match for the night's drawing.
"I had to look at the numbers several times to make sure," he said. "It feels great to win." Because Sinclair did not have the winning Powerball number, his prize was $1 million. He chose to take the lump sum option, and walked away with a cool $705,0111. Catherine Garcia