Fortune Cookie's Lucky Numbers Worth $10M

Florida man wins big in state drawing
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2015 9:59 AM CDT
Fortune Cookie's Lucky Numbers Worth $10M
This undated photo provided by Fortune Cookie Advertising shows the company's print advertisements on the back of the paper slips that are found inside fortune cookies. When Fortune Cookie Advertising was launched in 2011, the website had too much text and was hard to use. But then the company hired...   (AP Photo/Fortune Cookie Advertising)

Those lucky numbers printed on the back of a fortune cookie slip lived up to their name last month. A Boca Raton man won $10 million in the Florida lottery after playing the random digits, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Richard Davis, 66, was a regular player of bigger, multi-state lottery games like Powerball, but recently switched to the Florida Lotto for better odds—increasing his odds from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 23 million. Davis chose the lump sum payout, and will receive about $7 million. The Boca Raton Publix where he bought the ticket will get $50,000. (People actually do win with fortune cookie numbers.)

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