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Anyone ever use lucky numbers from a fortune cookie fortune?

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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Posted: May 25, 2011, 8:19 am - IP Logged

From the link ttech10 found:

Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players richMay 11, 2005, 10:23 am
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Powerball: Fortune cookie bet made Powerball lottery players rich
E-mail to a friendPrinter-friendlyLink to this storyFavoritesPowerball lottery officials suspected fraud: how could 110 players in the March 30 drawing get five of the six numbers right? That made them all second-prize winners, and considering the number of tickets sold in the 29 states where the game is played, there should have been only four or five.

Many different brands of fortune cookies come from Wonton Food's Long Island City factory.

But from state after state they kept coming in, the one-in-three-million combination of 22, 28, 32, 33, 39.

It took some time before they had their answer: the players got their numbers inside fortune cookies, and all the cookies came from the same factory in Long Island City, Queens.

Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs Powerball, said on Monday that the panic began at 11:30 p.m. March 30 when he got a call from a worried staff member.

The second-place winners were due $100,000 to $500,000 each, depending on how much they had bet, so paying all 110 meant almost $19 million in unexpected payouts, Mr. Strutt said. (The lottery keeps a $25 million reserve for odd situations.)

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http://www.lotterypost.com/news/112702

Thanks CT......

    dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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    Posted: May 25, 2011, 8:23 am - IP Logged

    "The workers put numbers in a bowl and pick them. "We are not going to do the bowl anymore; we are going to have a computer," Mr. Wong said. "It's more efficient."

     

    And so Mr Wong got a computer to pick the fortune cookie numbers and they haven't had a big winner since.

    Good work, Mr Wong.   Sad

    Yeah...thanks Mr. WongSmash

      Hermanus104's avatar - 5027340606 1e360c8038_s.jpg
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      Posted: June 4, 2011, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

      I won $2 doing this on Valentine's Day 2009. I matched the first three numbers of Win for Life, but none of my other numbers came up.

      Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

      In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!