Man wins lotto jackpot with numbers from old TV show

Man wins lotto jackpot with numbers from old TV show
Connecticut Lottery

A Connecticut man is $100,000 richer after playing lottery numbers he picked from an old TV series.

Francisco Rios told lottery officials he was inspired to play the numbers 22, 2, 18, 12 and 28 after seeing an episode of the 1958 Western series “Bronco.”

“(The episode) was about a guy who was buried in a glacier for 22 years, 2 months, 18 days, 12 hours and 28 minutes,” he told officials. “I said 22, 2, 18, 12 and 28. That’s five numbers; those are good numbers for Cash5!”

Rios said he began playing the numbers a year and a half ago before finally hitting the jackpot.

“I was watching the drawing on TV and saw the first numbers were 12, 18, 22, and thought yeah, I won $10! And then 22; I got $300! And the final number is 28, and I jumped out of the chair! I never thought I could hit five numbers.”

Rios said he plans to use the money to buy a better car, as well as help family and pay bills. He’s going to sock what’s left into savings for emergencies.