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Have you have ever dined at a Chinese restaurant?

If so, you probably received a fortune cookie with a set of lottery numbers printed on the back of the paper with the “fortune” printed on it. Lots of folks actually purchase lottery tickets with the numbers from their fortune cookies, but only rarely does it ever pay off.

After all, those “fortune cookie lottery numbers” are simply made up out of thin air.

In other words, playing the numbers from a fortune cookie is essentially no better or worse than having the lottery machine pick your numbers at random on your behalf.

But one day back in 2005 (March 30, to be exact), 110 lucky folks won big by playing the same set of “fortune cookie lottery numbers”.

. . . The lucky numbers from that widely-received fortune cookie were 22, 28, 32, 33, and 39. They turned out to be five of the six numbers drawn in that day’s Powerball lottery drawing!

Some of the 110 “second place” winners received $100,000 in prize money (before taxes).

The other winners received $500,000 because they had paid an extra buck to activate the “Power Play” option.

Read more at: How a fortune cookie changed the lives of 110 strangers - My Daily Smile
 
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It an exceptionally rare thing to win a large lottery jackpot. For 110 people to pick the winning lottery number is a very very unusual occurence. I doubt this will happen again for more than another 30 years.
 
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