The American Charles Smith says goodbye to his wife before a trip with a joke: If he won the lottery, he would call her. A few days later, his wife’s phone actually rang.

Charles Smith of Virginia said goodbye to his wife before a trip when he joked, “I’ll call you if I win the lottery,” according to a Virginia Lottery press release.

A few days later, Smith actually won the $227,037 jackpot in the Virginia Lottery game Cash 5 with EZ Match. He had chosen his lucky numbers 4-6-8-12-15, the dates of his family members’ birthdays.

“My wife still thinks I’m joking!” said the lucky state lottery winner after his win. No wonder: According to the Virginia Lottery, the chance of winning the jackpot is only 1 in 749,398.

He doesn’t yet know what he’ll do with the money, he wants to pay a few bills first.

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