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Woman finds lottery fortune in fortune cookie

Jan 26, 2006, 7:57 am

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Canada Super 7Canada Super 7: Woman finds lottery fortune in fortune cookie

Alberta's newest millionaire credits a Chinese fortune cookie for her good fortune.

Deedra Clay, a 40-year-old grocery clerk and mother of two from Barrhead, won $6 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.

She is one of two lottery players to share the $12 million jackpot. The other winner is from Ontario.

She got her winning numbers - 2, 4, 9, 15, 25, 38 and 45 - from a fortune cookie.

They were one of two lines of numbers she got from a fortune cookie that turned out to be a triple fortune. Not only did the cookie contain two printed fortunes instead of one, one of string of numbers ended up being worth $6 million to her.

She has been playing the same two sets of numbers since her birthday last March.

"My family took me out for a Chinese dinner to celebrate and I got a fortune cookie with two fortunes and two sets of lottery numbers," she said today at the Western Canada Lottery Corp.'s office in St. Albert. "I've been playing both sets of numbers ever since."

She bought her lucky ticket from Barrhead Fresen IGA. She's Barrhead's first Super 7 millionaire.

She plans to use the money to pay bills, buy a new car and add an "industrial style" kitchen to her home.

"I've always enjoyed cooking and I'm just one step below being a (certified) Red Seal Chef," she said.

The Journal's Ben Gelinas will have the full story on her good fortune in Thursday's Journal.

Edmonton Journal

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Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
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Member #1303
March 27, 2003
1508 Posts

Well I spend my one dollar twice a week on Powerball, using the six numbers on a fortune cookie I got last summer. What the heck.....it can happen. Big Smile


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    TigerAngel's avatar - tiger andfairy.jpg
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    October 13, 2005
    659 Posts

    I remember a story some years ago of a couple in New York that won a jackpot.  They decided to play only because the jackpot had gotten so large. They searched their apartment for that old fortune cookie they put away for years. Well, they found it, played it and won! LOL

    Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

      mylollipop's avatar - Trek STLOGO6.png

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      Member #24379
      October 21, 2005
      623 Posts

      I have tried that too.  No luck yet.  A few months ago, I read where a group of people won using numbers in a fortune cookie.Jester


        United States
        Member #10720
        January 23, 2005
        933 Posts

        I wonder, What percentage of players use fortune cookie numbers as an algorithm? For every "fortune cookie" winner there are a lot more that won with plain old Quick Picks.

          dumars798's avatar - batman17
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          Member #28655
          December 20, 2005
          5675 Posts

          I'm very happy 4 people with stories like that.....now if only

          their luck could rub off on me!

                              Big Grin

                  Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!



            United States
            Member #7853
            October 15, 2004
            11350 Posts

            I'm very happy 4 people with stories like that.....now if only

            their luck could rub off on me!

                                Big Grin

            i think that we all have a good shot at it if we stay positive....

              Sparta, NJ
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              Member #18330
              July 9, 2005
              1977 Posts

              Consistantly, a group of us go across the line to New York state and eat at a Chinese Buffet.  On the way back, we stop off and use the cookie numbers to buy New York Lotto tickets.  In two years, the total winning are less then twenty bucks.  I guess we'll have to drive father north in the future.


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                lotteryguru's avatar - 4eyes
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                January 29, 2006
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                Just a few days ago I was about to play the numbers that my psychic gave me but forgot to.. Now I'm going to try both my psychic and fortune cookie's numbers.