Many people take for granted those fortune cookies that are given out by Chinese restaurants at the end of a meal. The crispy and sweet cookie contains a 'fortune' which is a piece of paper with prophetic or good luck phrases. The 'fortune' also contains a set of lucky numbers which people may use when playing their favorite lottery. Most of the time, restaurant patrons just leave their fortune cookies behind.
But not Emma Duvoll of New York. After eating in a Chinese restaurant, she carefully cracked opened her fortune cookie and read her fortune. She went a step further. She played the Powerball using the lucky numbers from her fortune cookie.
Emma Duvoll won a $2 million prize in the Powerball draw. Don't just toss those fortune cookies as you might be tossing away a fortune.