Perhaps there is something to the predictions tucked inside fortune cookies after all.
After opening a cookie that promised he would ‘soon come into a lot of gold’, William Johnson promptly went out and bought a lottery scratch card – just in case.
Mr Johnson was stunned to discover he had scooped a $1million prize after he scratched the card in Southwick, Massachusetts.
A millionaire overnight: William Johnson bought a scratch card after a fortune cookie told him he would come into a ‘lot of gold’ – and promptly won $1million
Mr Johnson says he cracked open the fortune cookie after enjoying a meal with his wife, and was compelled to pick up the Massachusetts Millionaire Mania scratch card the following day.
He selected the cash option on the prize, meaning he received a one-time lump sum payment of $650,000, according to wcvb.com.
The Lottery said he and his wife are planning to buy a lake house with their winnings.
Colonial News on Southwick Street in Feeding Hills, where Mr Johnson bought the winning ticket, will receive $10,000 commission on the sale.
Words of wisdom: The message inside Mr Johnson’s cookie promised good fortune was on its way