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

(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."

This Fortune Cookie Advertising photo shows the company's print advertisements inside fortune cookies.
This Fortune Cookie Advertising photo shows the company's print advertisements inside fortune cookies.   (AP Photo/Fortune Cookie Advertising)
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