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National City man wins Fantasy 5 with numbers used for years

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NATIONAL CITY (CNS) - A National City man who has played the same Fantasy 5 numbers for nearly 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 8 or 9 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.

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