Man celebrates birthday, retirement and lottery win on same day

May 4 (UPI) — A British Columbia man has several reasons to celebrate after marking his birthday, retiring and winning the lottery on the same day.

The British Columbia Lottery Corp. said Ping Kuen Shum from Vancouver was celebrating both his birthday and his retirement on April 28 when he matched all six numbers on that evening’s BC/49 drawing.

Shum’s ticket earned him a $1.55 million jackpot.

“It’s unbelievable that all three events happened on the same day,” Shum said. “I have worked hard for so many years and I’m looking forward to sharing this fortune with my family.”

Shum said he treated his family and friends to a dim sum meal to announce his newfound fortune. He said he plans to use some of his winnings for a trip to China.