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Fortune cookie prophecy comes true for lottery winners

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Two Nampa men will split a $600,000 Powerball prize, and they credit a fortune cookie for their good fortune.

John Garcia and Eddie Dietrich bought their winning ticket at the Maverik Store at 2516 W. Karcher Road in Nampa.

Idaho Lottery officials say the winning ticket was for last Wednesday's Powerball draw. It matched five numbers, but not the Powerball and was worth $200,000, but since they paid an extra dollar for the Power Play, their winnings were multiplied by three.

Just a few days before the drawing the two men ordered Chinese food. The fortune cookie inscription on Garcia's fortune read, "You will inherit a large sum of money."

"That kind of thing is just completely random, but I'm glad the fortune cookie was right," said Garcia.

After taxes, the two men will take home $403,200.

For their part in selling the winning ticket, Maverik earned a bonus of $70,000.

Just last week, Pam Schoppe came forward to claim a $200,000 prize. Her winning Powerball ticket was also purchased at the same Maverik store.

None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday night matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 17-29-31-34-49 Powerball: 16 Power Play 2.

The estimated jackpot for this Wednesday's Powerball drawing is an estimated $230 million.

John Garcia and Eddie Dietrich are Idaho's latest big lottery winners.

KTVB

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: March 10, 2008, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

Just a few days before the drawing the two men ordered Chinese food.The fortune cookie inscription on Garcia's fortune read, "You willinherit a large sum of money."

Oh wow! Their fortune sure came true for them! Cheers

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: March 10, 2008, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

    amazing

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

      JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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      Posted: March 10, 2008, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

      Now I am a believer!  Got to get some cookies today!!


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        Posted: March 10, 2008, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

        This happened a few years ago.  I bought Chinese food for months and used the tag as my numbers for the ticket. Nothing!  If you were meant to win, you will win.  Otherwise ...

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: March 10, 2008, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

          They got their money fast, that check has today's date.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
                       Evil Looking       

            spy153's avatar - maren

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            Posted: March 10, 2008, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

            My husband has gotten the same thing on his fortune cookies a lot of times. 

            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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              Posted: March 10, 2008, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

              My husband has gotten the same thing on his fortune cookies a lot of times. 

              Yeah, but did he play the numbers and win the lottery?

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                Posted: March 10, 2008, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah I got similar cookies many times and nothing. It is always very easy to give credit when it happens, even if it is once out of a million times.

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                  Posted: March 11, 2008, 1:55 am - IP Logged

                  Need to go back to my favorite restaurant.  I did win a small amount once with the fortune cookie numbers.  Crunch!

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                    Posted: March 11, 2008, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                    It's just random.

                     

                      spy153's avatar - maren

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                      Posted: March 12, 2008, 7:51 am - IP Logged

                      Yeah, but did he play the numbers and win the lottery?

                      Nope, he didn't play the numbers.  But I am hoping we at least get a million for each time he has gotten the cookie's fortune.

                      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                        Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                        They got their money fast, that check has today's date.

                        That one's a little too big to fold.LOL

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                          Posted: March 13, 2008, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                          I remember a few years ago a bunch of people around the country played the numbers found inside a fortune cookie and won second prizes in either Powerbal or Mega Millions.

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                            Posted: March 15, 2008, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the winners!... and also the ticket seller who got a healthy bonus.