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A Vancouver man is feeling very fortune-ate after a $125,000 Hit 5 win.

The man was enjoying a fortune cookie when he noticed that the cookie contained three fortunes. Two of the messages inside the cookie read, “Buy a ticket. All your financial troubles will soon be solved.” Following his gut, the man purchased a Hit 5 ticket at a local Plaid Pantry (1002 W Fourth Plain Blvd), for the July 19 drawing.

When he checked the ticket later, the man thought he won $125. After a closer look, he was overwhelmed with happiness to discover that he had actually won $125,000.

“Who knew my day would be turned upside down by the message on a fortune cookie?” the winner laughed.

The winner told lottery officials that the prize would help him rest easier that night and that he planned to celebrate his win with a nice sushi dinner.

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