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bigato1010's avatar - army

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Posted: March 24, 2008, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

Each time i go to the chinese food place they give me  fortune cookies with numbers inside it.Do anyone play fortune cookies numbers regularly ?  

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    Posted: March 24, 2008, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

    Each time i go to the chinese food place they give me  fortune cookies with numbers inside it.Do anyone play fortune cookies numbers regularly ?  

    No, I don't play them regularly, but there are people out there that do play them regularly. There was a story in the news a couple of years ago where there was a high number of 5 out of 6 winners in either the powerball or mega millions. Each winner took home $200,000.00  All those winners used numbers that they obtained from fortune cookies.  If you choose to use numbers from a fortune cookie you run the risk of splitting the jackpot with a lot of other people. But it still would be nice to win something.

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      Posted: March 24, 2008, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      Not regularly, but every once in a while I will play the numbers I get from a fortune cookie.

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

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        No, I don't play them regularly, but there are people out there that do play them regularly. There was a story in the news a couple of years ago where there was a high number of 5 out of 6 winners in either the powerball or mega millions. Each winner took home $200,000.00  All those winners used numbers that they obtained from fortune cookies.  If you choose to use numbers from a fortune cookie you run the risk of splitting the jackpot with a lot of other people. But it still would be nice to win something.

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        Fortune cookie payout

        The Powerball drawing of the March 30, 2005 game produced an unprecedented 110 second-place winners, all of whom picked the first five numbers correctly, but not the Powerball number. The total came out to $19.4 million in unexpected payouts; 89 tickets won $100,000, and the other 21 tickets won $500,000 due to the Power Play multiplier option.

        Powerball officials initially suspected fraud, but it turned out that all the winners received their numbers from fortune cookies made by Wonton Food Inc., a fortune cookie factory in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The factory had printed the five regular numbers (22, 28, 32, 33, and 39) on thousands of fortunes. The sixth number in the fortune, 40, did not match the Powerball number, 42. None of the employees of Wonton Food played those numbers.

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          Fortune cookie payout

          The Powerball drawing of the March 30, 2005 game produced an unprecedented 110 second-place winners, all of whom picked the first five numbers correctly, but not the Powerball number. The total came out to $19.4 million in unexpected payouts; 89 tickets won $100,000, and the other 21 tickets won $500,000 due to the Power Play multiplier option.

          Powerball officials initially suspected fraud, but it turned out that all the winners received their numbers from fortune cookies made by Wonton Food Inc., a fortune cookie factory in Long Island City, Queens, New York. The factory had printed the five regular numbers (22, 28, 32, 33, and 39) on thousands of fortunes. The sixth number in the fortune, 40, did not match the Powerball number, 42. None of the employees of Wonton Food played those numbers.

          THANKS RUBBERBANDMAN FOR THE SPECIFICS                    Sad Cheers         


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            Posted: March 24, 2008, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

            I don't open fortune cookies anymore.

            The last one I opened up said..."You're screwed".

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              Posted: March 24, 2008, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              I love that story. Big Smile

               

              But I also seem to remember reading that lottery officials made the company quit printing numbers from that system onto their fortune cookies.  Any truth to that?

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                Posted: March 24, 2008, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                I love that story. Big Smile

                 

                But I also seem to remember reading that lottery officials made the company quit printing numbers from that system onto their fortune cookies.  Any truth to that?

                I doubt if the lotterys did anything about it.The cookies probably didn't even mention Powerball.The message inside the cookies probably said something to the effect of,"Todays lucky numbers are 22,28,32,33,39 & 40"Having this many people hit 5 of the six numbers was probably worth a fortune in free advertising to Powerball.

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                  Posted: March 24, 2008, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Once in a while a set of numbers will catch my attention and I do play them.  However, I do better when I calculate the numbers myself.  I often like to play may dreams.  I often have a hit, especially my Cash 4's.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2008, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Lets get the story straight the fortune cookie company chose to limit the amount of the same numbers it prints on fortune cookies.

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                      Posted: March 24, 2008, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                      I never played fortune cookie numbers until October 2006. I played it once and now I have to continue playing it because I know what will happen the minute I quit playing this one number. And I'm not willing to take that risk.

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                        Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't open fortune cookies anymore.

                        The last one I opened up said..."You're screwed".

                        I would love to get a fortune cookie's fortune that said that, it would be so hilarious, ill probably keep it because of the rarity of it happening.

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                          Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                          bigato1010, when I go to the chinese restaurants, I look forward to getting those fortune cookies and reading my fortune. However, on a couple of occasions I have played the fortune cookie numbers, but I did not win.

                          Now, my fortune did read that I would be coming into some money. Well, when? How much?

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                            Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                            bigato1010, when I go to the chinese restaurants, I look forward to getting those fortune cookies and reading my fortune. However, on a couple of occasions I have played the fortune cookie numbers, but I did not win.

                            Now, my fortune did read that I would be coming into some money. Well, when? How much?

                            That's funny, my fortune also says that on occasion.