Fortune Cookie Numbers Nab Woman $2M Lotto Win

Emma Duvoll says she may spend big on a trip to Switzerland
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2014 11:59 AM CST
This Fortune Cookie Advertising photo shows the company's print advertisements inside fortune cookies.   (AP Photo/Fortune Cookie Advertising)

(Newser) – You may want to start paying more attention to your fortune cookies. When Emma Duvoll cracked open her cookie from Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill in Manhattan, the lucky numbers on her fortune "looked attractive," she says, so she played them in the Powerball. "I used to play other numbers," the great-grandmother tells CBS New York, "and I never won anything, so these looked just as good as any other." Sure enough, five of the six numbers rolled out during the drawing last month, snagging Duvoll, 75, a $2 million prize. "It’s unbelievable," she said yesterday after picking up her winnings, which she received as a one-time payment of $1,246,085 after taxes. "I plan to invest it and save it," she told the New York Daily News. "Maybe I’ll go see family in Switzerland." (Read more fortune cookie stories.)

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