You've heard the expression when something good happens, 'Go buy a lottery ticket'.  So he did.  And yes, he won.

Birthday. Check. Retirement from work. Check. Winning Lottery Ticket. Check. Hard to imagine the odds of all three happening the same day. But hey, my birthday is coming up.  Heidi posted that she'd "win, then kick the bucket the next day".  Hope I'm in your will Heidi.