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

Image: US lottery jackpot reaches 500 million dollars
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

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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