Fortune cookie’s advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot

Fortune cookie’s advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot

A Maryland man stated a work of advice from a fortune cookie became out to be prescient when he gained a $100,000 lottery jackpot.

Diego Caceres, 25, of Riverdale, instructed Maryland Lottery officers he used to be consuming lunch at a Chinese buffet along with his brother, Domingo, when a fortune cookie knowledgeable him that it used to be his fortunate day.

The brothers went to a 7-Eleven retailer in Riverdale a short while later and Diego, remembering the fortune cookie’s message, borrowed some cash from his brother to purchase a $10 Power 8s scratch-off price ticket.

“I have to credit my brother. He loaned me the money,” Caceres stated.

The price ticket became out to be a $100,000 peak prize winner.

Buying a scratch-off used to be ordinary for Diego. He has purchased just one different Maryland Lottery speedy price ticket and it failed to give him a win. The Prince George’s County resident picked the Power 8s sport in part as a result of he considers eight a fortunate quantity and in part as a result of it’s the selection of his favourite football participant. Midfielder Ricardo Kaká’s jersey quantity used to be eight when he performed for São Paulo, Brazil and when he performed for Real Madrid, Spain, Diego stated.

The 25-year-old winner works as motive force for a company that shuttles development staff from their properties to process websites and again. On the weekends, he and his brother additionally paintings in development. Their plans for the prize will contain circle of relatives and the brothers’ shared love of football. They would possibly talk over with kinfolk in Argentina, Guatemala and Italy and upload Spain to their adventure. They additionally would possibly spend probably the most prize on tickets to football video games in Milan and Madrid.

Diego anticipates no difficulties touring as a result of he’s fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He too can discuss a bit French. “We’ll live a little. We are young!” the fortunate winner proclaimed.

Also a winner is the fortunate 7-Eleven. For promoting a top-prize profitable scratch-off within the sport, the Prince George’s County retailer positioned at 5415 Kenilworth Avenue earns an advantage of $1,000 from the Lottery. The bonus is equivalent to 1 p.c of the prize.

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Updated: February 26, 2019 — 6:41 pm

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