Man credits fortune cookie with $125,000 lottery win

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 8, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man who won $125,000 from the state lottery said his inspiration to play came from an unusual source -- a fortune cookie.

The Fort Mill man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he decided to buy a ticket after cracking open a fortune cookie and reading the message, "Your luck's about to change."

The man ended up winning $125,000, lottery officials said.

"I'm pumped," the man said, adding that he plans to use his winnings to buy his first house.

The winner said he is hoping the fortune cookie's good luck continues with Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, which has a jackpot of $75 million.

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