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."

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Mar 7, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Decades ago when the lottery came to my state I bought a ticket. I chose the numbers 1,2,3,4,5, and 6. The cashier looked at me like I was nuts asking me what I thought the odds of THOSE numbers coming up were. I told him the odds were exactly the same as any other 6 numbers.
Mar 7, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Now watch all the idiots go out and buy bags of fortune cookies ha ha ha.
Mar 7, 2014 3:03 PM CST
I get fortune cookies at the place I go and I have never seen any numbers in them.