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Woman wins $2M on Powerball with fortune cookie numbers



A New York woman is $2 million richer thanks to the numbers she received on a fortune cookie.

Emma Duvoll, 75, used the numbers she found inside a fortune cookie to pick the numbers on her Powerball ticket.

Five of those numbers matched the winning draw, and the woman from the Bronx won $2 million.

The new multi-millionaire said she probably isn’t the first to try the cookie strategy – but she’s glad it worked.

“I think some people have done it before,” she said. “But I don’t know (if they won).”

Duvoll said she plans on investing most of her winnings, and using some to visit family in Switzerland.