NY Woman Plays Fortune Cookie Numbers, Wins Lottery

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    TK

    A fortune cookie from a Chinese restaurant in New York City lived up to its name after a Bronx woman won the lottery by playing the numbers on the message inside.
    Emma Duvoll, 75, won $2 million after five of her numbers from the notoriously sweet and crunchy treat matched the drawing Feb. 1, she said at a New York Lottery news conference Thursday.

    "I was surprised but pleased," Duvoll said.
    New York Lottery said she bought the winning ticket in Pine Bush and realized the day after the drawing that she had won.
    She chose the lump sum, which will be paid out as more than $1.2 million.
    She said she plans to invest some of it and maybe take a trip to Switzerland.