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07/24/2013 12:17 pm ET Updated Jul 24, 2013

William Johnson, $1 Million Lottery Winner, Bought Ticket Because Of Promising Fortune Cookie

Perhaps fortune cookies really can predict the future.

Or at least William Johnson's did. While eating dinner with his wife last week, the Massachusetts man recently opened up a fortune cookie that read, "You will soon come into a lot of gold," according to the state's lottery website. The next day, Mr. Johnson decided to test his luck by purchasing a Massachusetts Millionaire Mania scratch card. Lo and behold, he had won the $1 million prize.

Johnson will ultimately take away $650,000, which he and his wife may use to purchase a new lake house, although they are still considering other options. (Colonial News in Feeding Hills, Mass., where Johnson bought the ticket, will receive a commission of $10,000.)

William Johnson is not the first to hit the jackpot with the Massachusetts Millionaire Mania lottery this year, and Mass Lottery reports that there are still two $3 million prizes and three $1 million prizes left in the game.

Warning: You are more likely to encounter death by vending machine than win the Mega Millions, but good luck anyway!

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