A Great-Grandmother Won $2 Million in the Lottery . . . By Playing the Numbers She Got in a Fortune Cookie
For years, a 75-year-old great-grandmother in the Bronx named Emma Duvoll has been playing the lottery. And she usually picks numbers that coincide with family birthdays and anniversaries.
But back in January, she got some Chinese take-out with her sons, cracked open a fortune cookie, and noticed the lucky numbers on the back of the paper.
So she bought a Powerball ticket using those numbers . . . and LITERALLY ended up with a fortune. Because she matched five out of six numbers, and won TWO MILLION BUCKS. If you care, the numbers were 5, 12, 15, 27 and 38.
Emma got her check on Thursday, and says it was the first time she'd ever played numbers from a fortune cookie. After taxes, she took home a lump sum of more than $1.2 million.
She and her husband are both retired. And she says the sudden influx of cash probably won't change the way they live. Instead, they'll save some of it and invest the rest. Although, she does plan to visit her family in Switzerland soon.
(New York Post / Jezebel)