Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Fortune Cookie Lives Up to Name for $2M Lottery Winner

 / Updated 
A man uses the lucky numbers from a Chinese restaurant fortune cookie to play the Powerball multi-state lottery at a retailer near the Alabama state line in Tallapoosa, Georgia, USA, 28 November 2012.ERIK S. LESSER / EPA

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
 Emma Duvoll, 75, won a $2 million jackpot with numbers from a fortune cookie.

Guess that's why they call them "fortune" cookies.

A New York City woman won a $2 million Powerball prize with the numbers she found in a fortune cookie, lottery officials said Thursday.

Emma Duvoll, 75, of the Bronx matched five numbers in the Feb. 1 drawing and pumped up her payout by choosing the Power Play option.

"I was surprised, but pleased," Duvoll said in a statement.

"I took some time contemplating what I will do with the money. I plan to invest most of it and maybe take a trip to Switzerland to visit family."

— Tracy Connor

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.