Duvoll, 75, was dining at Sammyâ€™s Noodle Shop & Grill in Greenwich Village when she opened a fortune cookie which revealed a set of numbers. Duvoll, who only plays the lottery once a month, decided to try her luck with the numbers and purchased a Powerball ticket from the Hannaford Pharmacy in Pine Bush, New York.
As luck would have it, it seems the fortune cookie managed to predict the future as Duvollâ€™s ticket ended up matching all five main numbers from the Powerball draw on February 1. Duvoll, who has eight grand-children and one great-grandchild, was at home when she checked the numbers and couldnâ€™t believe her luck. Matching 5 numbers wins $1 million but as Duvoll opted for the Power Play, her win increased to $2 million.
â€œItâ€™s unbelievable,â€ said Duvoll at the press conference yesterday. â€œI took some time contemplating what I will do with the moneyâ€¦I plan to invest most of it, and maybe take a trip to Switzerland to visit family.â€
Duvoll opted to receive her prize in a cash lump sum which equates to $1.2 million after taxes.
Believe it or not, Duvoll isnâ€™t the only US lottery player to attribute a win to a fortune cookie. In July 2013, Massachusetts resident William Johnson won $1 million on a scratch off after a fortune cookie predicted he would â€˜come into a lot of gold.â€™
Moral of the story – donâ€™t ignore your fortune cookie messages! If they happen to predict a big win or a lucky sequence, why not buy a lottery ticket? You never know when luck will be on your side.
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If youâ€™re feeling lucky, turn your attention to tonightâ€™s Mega Millions drawing as there is a jackpot worth $270 million up for grabs. There hasnâ€™t been a Mega Millions jackpot winner since January 3 so why not try your luck tonight? It could be you!by
Updated November 2nd, 2017