_ After his weekly meal at a Chinese restaurant, a North Carolina man used the numbers in his fortune cookie to play the lottery. And now he is $4 million richer. 60-year-old Gabriel Fierro says he played the numbers “on a whim” after his meal at the Red Bowl restaurant, where he and his wife go weekly.
… In 2019, a Maryland man won $100,000 after his fortune cookie said it was his lucky day. In 2014, a New York woman won a $2 million prize using numbers from her fortune cookie. And in 2005, 110 people from around the country each won about $100,000 playing Powerball numbers from fortune cookies. Lottery officials found out the cookies all came from one location that makes 4 million of them a day.