South Bay man hits lottery jackpot
NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A National City 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, 33, 21, 7 and 32.
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.