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Those Fortune Cookie 'Lucky Numbers'? They're Not Unlucky

FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey analyzed 1,000-plus cookies and made some surprising finds

(Newser) - Imagine you're so obsessed with fortune cookies, and the destinies they claim to foretell, that you order more than 1,000 of them to "unlock their mysteries." That's exactly what data journalist Walt Hickey did for FiveThirtyEight.com , picking through the prognostications (676 unique ones among... More »

Fortune Cookie's Lucky Numbers Worth $10M

Florida man wins big in state drawing

(Newser) - Those lucky numbers printed on the back of a fortune cookie slip lived up to their name last month. A Boca Raton man won $10 million in the Florida lottery after playing the random digits, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel . Richard Davis, 66, was a regular player of bigger,... More »

Another Lotto Winner Credits Fortune Cookies

Merces Goncalves walks away with $421K

(Newser) - What are the odds? It seems another person has won the lottery thanks to fortune cookies. The latest with such good fortune is a woman in San Jose. Merces Goncalves says she picked her numbers based on five fortunes she received; five of the numbers matched the six winning numbers... More »

Fortune Cookie Numbers Nab Woman $2M Lotto Win

Emma Duvoll says she may spend big on a trip to Switzerland

(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... More »

Largest Fortune-Cookie Maker Nixes Romantic Slips

Company doesn't want to 'upset a single person' (no pun intended)

(Newser) - The planet's top fortune cookie maker doesn't want its products to be the source of even a little unhappiness—so it's changing its romantic messages over parents' concerns. Parents "said they didn’t want their kids reading them," says a VP at NYC-based Wonton Food;... More »

Best Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Is your family 'young, gifted and attractive?' Who knows!

(Newser) - Fortune cookie fortunes can be insightful, obscure, and oftentimes both. Slashfood has compiled a list of the 10 best its editors have come across:
  1. "You are magnetic in your bearing."
  2. So, naturally, "The night life is for you."
  3. But remember to "Face facts with dignity.
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