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Man credits fortune cookie for $1M lottery win

Jul 26, 2013, 11:57 am

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William Johnson from Southwick, Mass. wasn't expecting much when he cracked open a fortune cookie last week after finishing dinner with his wife. "You will soon come into a lot of gold," the slip of paper read.

While most of us would be inclined to dismiss the prediction, Johnson decided to do just the opposite. The following day, feeling lucky, Johnson bought a $10 Massachusetts Millionaire Mania scratch-off ticket and promptly forgot about it.

A few days later he encountered the scratch-off ticket again and decided to take his chances. Fortunately, in this little twist, it turns out Johnson had hit the $1 million jackpot.

Instead of collecting the money over time, Johnson and his wife have decided to take the lump sum payout of $650,000 on Monday. The couple is entertaining the thought of buying a lake house, but hasn't yet fully decided on what they will do with the money. The store in Agawam where Johnson bought his ticket will receive a $10,000 commission on the sale.

According to the lottery's website, the actual odds for winning the scratch-off game are about 1 in 3.5 million.

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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: July 26, 2013, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

Wow these stories just keep getting better and better!!

Thanks Todd for all the Good News.Smiley

 

Congrats Mr,William Johnson and your  wife.Partyspend wisely

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    Posted: July 26, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

    Great story. Hopefully someday, ours will turn out like this. Congratulations to the couple!

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      Posted: July 26, 2013, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

      "You will soon come into a lot of gold!"

      I'll buy that for a dollar! Thumbs Up

      "You have to be in it to win it!"

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        Posted: July 26, 2013, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

        I opened a fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant and inside was another guys bill.---"Rodney Dangerfield"

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          Posted: July 26, 2013, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

          I'll pay more attention to my next fortune cookie, congrats to the lucky winner.

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            dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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            Posted: July 27, 2013, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulation to the winner guess ill be grabbing me some Chinese food Big Smile

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Posted: July 27, 2013, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

              There should be a law that sushi joints have fortune cookies too.

              I got in a big fight about that one night.

              They should have to bread all that fish and deep fry it too.

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                Keokuk,Iowa
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                Posted: July 27, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                The trouble with fortune cookies is you have to eat chinese food to get one.Yuck!

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                  Posted: July 27, 2013, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                  The trouble with fortune cookies is you have to eat chinese food to get one.Yuck!

                  Green laughyou can get them without having to eat there they are FREE

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                    Posted: July 27, 2013, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Green laughyou can get them without having to eat there they are FREE

                    They might be "free" with the meal,but you can bet no chinese person is going to give you anything for free.

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                      Posted: July 27, 2013, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                      The trouble with fortune cookies is you have to eat chinese food to get one.Yuck!

                      You probably could buy a box of them from the same place Chinese restaurants buy them.

                       * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

                      Thumbs Up       

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                        Posted: July 27, 2013, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                        You probably could buy a box of them from the same place Chinese restaurants buy them.

                        Some grocery store chains carry boxes of them. Giant carries them.

                        Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                          Posted: July 28, 2013, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I play the numbers from them, but ain't had no luck with any of them numbers! Still play them sometimes!

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                            Posted: July 28, 2013, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                            I play the numbers from them, but ain't had no luck with any of them numbers! Still play them sometimes!

                            Fortune Cookies in 2005 made 110 players match 5 of 6 of Powerball. So don't give up Thumbs Up

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                            That money's gone fo ever