Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Yorker's Win-a-Fortune Cookie

A woman in New York won $2 million playing the US Powerball using the numbers she found inside the fortune cookie served with her Chinese meal.

"I was surprised, but pleased," Elma Duvoll said when New York Lottery officials asked her how she felt about her win. 

The 75-year-old winner plans to invest most of winnings, but said she will treat herself to a trip to Switzerland so she can visit her family.

Duvoll is not the first person discover lotto luck hiding inside a fortune cookie. In 2005, 110 Powerball players won $100,000 each using numbers taken from fortune cookies produced by the Long Island City-based company Wonton Food.