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Man wins lottery with numbers from fortune cookie

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A National City, California, man who has played the same Fantasy 5 numbers for a decade finally hit the jackpot, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.

Miguel Bernal is one of two winners holding a ticket worth $153,681. The other ticket was bought in Belmont, in Northern California.

The winning numbers in Monday night's draw were 5, 7, 21, 32, and 33.

Bernal told lottery officials that he got the numbers out of a fortune cookie 10 years ago and started playing them. The winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven outlet on Highland Avenue.

"I went into the store (Monday) night and the clerk told me they had sold a winning ticket," Bernal said. "They kept on telling me 'It's you!' but I said 'No way!"'

He said his son confirmed the win on the lottery's website.

Bernal, an attendant at an area Chevrolet dealership, said he plans to buy his college-age daughter a car and save the rest.

Thanks to Hosni for the tip.

Fox 5 San Diego

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NITEHAWK61's avatar - wings2
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Posted: June 29, 2011, 7:48 am - IP Logged

AWESOME!!!

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    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:17 am - IP Logged

    Congrats , enjoy your windfall.

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      HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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      Posted: June 29, 2011, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

      Whew! Cheers

      Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

        maringoman's avatar - kobold
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        Posted: June 29, 2011, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

        5,7,21,32,33 seems like good numbers to try here on local Mass Cash. Whats good for CA is good for MA

        and that all combinations are good when given a chance.

        It's a futile effort.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: June 29, 2011, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

          That's it, I'm going out for a Pu-Pu Platter tomorrow night!


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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            Posted: June 29, 2011, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            pretty decent payout for a pik 5.  must be one of those carryover types..does anyone know the field size for this fantasy five?

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              Posted: June 29, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

              wow 20 years he kept the same number . thats pretty cool .lucky men congrats to him

                Dollar419's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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                Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                A National City, California, man who has played the same Fantasy 5 numbers for a decade finally hit the jackpot, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.

                Miguel Bernal is one of two winners holding a ticket worth $153,681. The other ticket was bought in Belmont, in Northern California.

                The winning numbers in Monday night's draw were 5, 7, 21, 32, and 33.

                Bernal told lottery officials that he got the numbers out of a fortune cookie 10 years ago and started playing them. The winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven outlet on Highland Avenue.

                "I went into the store (Monday) night and the clerk told me they had sold a winning ticket," Bernal said. "They kept on telling me 'It's you!' but I said 'No way!"'

                He said his son confirmed the win on the lottery's website.

                Bernal, an attendant at an area Chevrolet dealership, said he plans to buy his college-age daughter a car and save the rest.

                Thanks to Hosni for the tip.

                You mean it will take me another 5 years to play "my fortune cookie" numbers: 1-11-14-16-21 to hit big on the Fantasy 5 GameConfused; I've played these same numbers 5 years running..I need to know the secret to his patience!!!--CONGRATULATIONSHurray!

                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  You mean it will take me another 5 years to play "my fortune cookie" numbers: 1-11-14-16-21 to hit big on the Fantasy 5 GameConfused; I've played these same numbers 5 years running..I need to know the secret to his patience!!!--CONGRATULATIONSHurray!

                  I hope your numbers  fall for you.Cheers

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                    Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                    CONGRATULATIONS - Way to stick with it!! Cool

                     

                    Hmmm...I wonder if I should tell my bro this story....?.....

                    He played the same set of Powerball numbers for dammm near 8 years before he said screw-it... Bang Head

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                      Posted: June 29, 2011, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope your numbers  fall for you.Cheers

                      Thank you Sully16--I hope you win too!!Hurray!

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                        Posted: June 29, 2011, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                        by the way a decade is only 10 years, as misstated by previous poster. i don't think i'm a record holder, but i've been playing the same megabucks comb for now 28 straight years without success. only a couple of 4-6 for short money. tons of 3-6 for free ticket or 2.00 (game revamped). yes, i play additional random combo's also but am not discouraged and have vowed to hit it or die trying...

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                          by the way a decade is only 10 years, as misstated by previous poster. i don't think i'm a record holder, but i've been playing the same megabucks comb for now 28 straight years without success. only a couple of 4-6 for short money. tons of 3-6 for free ticket or 2.00 (game revamped). yes, i play additional random combo's also but am not discouraged and have vowed to hit it or die trying...

                          Now that's commitment! And you never know, could be some kinda record.....

                          Besides, after a 28 year allegiance, I believe you're due! Yes Nod

                            HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                            Posted: June 30, 2011, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                            by the way a decade is only 10 years, as misstated by previous poster. i don't think i'm a record holder, but i've been playing the same megabucks comb for now 28 straight years without success. only a couple of 4-6 for short money. tons of 3-6 for free ticket or 2.00 (game revamped). yes, i play additional random combo's also but am not discouraged and have vowed to hit it or die trying...

                            Appears that you have got all your bases covered then, your gold is just around the corner.

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