Lucky Numbers (Lotto) from Fortune Cookies 🙂
Fortune cookie quotes sometimes have lucky numbers or lotto numbers on the front or back of the message. These numbers are coming straight from those fortune cookie messages.
Lucky Numbers for Gamblers
If you take a poll of people who play online slots and other casino games, the odds are great that many of them believe in lucky numbers or other rituals they religiously follow every time they gamble. Much of the appeal of gambling is hitting winning streaks when it seems impossible to lose, and in many cases there’s no better explanation than it was your lucky night; once you place your bets, buy your lotto ticket, or spin the slots, whether you’re a winner or not is completely up to fate.
As far as finding lucky numbers, getting lotto numbers from fortune cookies is one of the most common places where you’ll find lucky numbers to use. Some people don’t like this method as it’s not very personal and seemingly random, but if you believe in the power of messages from fortune cookies there’s no reason to ignore the numbers on the back if you’re a lotto fan. If luck is simply the way of the universe rewarding you, why not deliver your good luck in a fortune cookie?
Other gamblers look elsewhere for their lucky numbers, with many cultures believing in the power of certain numbers. Western and Japanese cultures have long believed in the power of the number 7 to bring good luck, with the sinister number 13 bringing its own portion of bad fortune. Chinese culture has its own lucky numbers — including 6, 8, and 9 — but these are based on the fact that the word for the numbers sounds similar to other positive Chinese words, so it’s more a case of good luck by association.
Other people take a more personal approach when it comes to finding their lucky daily pick 3 numbers, choosing instead to pick their own numbers based on important personal details such as the age of their children, birthdays, and other number-based events. Many will play the same set of numbers they’ve picked over and over and over, as it lets people personalize the process of picking their numbers and lets them feel like they have at least some small measure of control over their fate.
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Granddad Says He Won $344 Million Lotto Jackpot Thanks to Fortune Cookie
Earlier this week, Charles W. Jackson Jr. stood in front of two brightly colored balloon columns, as he was showered with red and gold confetti and handed an oversized cardboard check for $344.6 million. The 66-year-old grandfather smiled broadly, as you’d tend to do if you were in Raleigh, North Carolina to collect the state’s biggest ever single-ticket lottery win—and it’s all because of a Vietnamese restaurant.
According to WRAL, when Jackson bought his ticket at the Carlie C’s grocery store, he used the numbers that his granddaughter had pulled out of her after-dinner cookie at the unnamed restaurant. (No, fortune cookies aren’t Vietnamese—but they’re not Chinese, either.) After the Powerball numbers were drawn, Jackson looked at his ticket and originally thought that he’d only— only—won $50,000. He called his wife to tell her that they’d become 50 grand richer, before he realized that, nope, he’d matched all of the winning numbers.
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“You ain’t going to believe this,” he said he told his wife. “I got it all.” He did get it all, and after taxes, he’ll be collecting a lump sum payment of $223 million. “I don’t know what to do with it,” he said of his winnings. “I hope it don’t change me a lot. I’m still going to wear my jeans. Maybe newer ones.”
Jackson isn’t the first man to seriously cash in thanks to a fortune cookie. Last October, Ronnie Martin won $1 million in the New Jersey Lottery’s Mega Millions drawing, using five numbers that he’d gotten from a cellophane-wrapped snack. A couple of months before that, a Vancouver man got three fortunes in the same cookie, and two of them said “Buy a ticket. All of your financial troubles will soon be solved.” He did, and they were: He won $125,000 in the lottery that night.
Apparently, a lot of weirdly lucky “Lucky Numbers” make it into fortune cookies. Take the ones that Richard Davis played when he won $10 million in the Florida Lottery; or the ones that Emma Duvali used when she scored $2 million in the New York Lottery; or the set of lucky numbers printed by Wonton Food, Inc. that 110 different people played when they all won either $100,000 or $500,000 each, depending on how they’d filled out their tickets. (“I knew people took our lucky numbers seriously,” Ho Sing Lee, the president of Wonton Food, told the New York Daily News at the time.)
Although he didn’t use his lucky numbers, Charles Svatos, a then-92-year-old Iowa man, pulled out a fortune that read “You will discover an unexpected treasure.” When he eventually checked his lotto numbers—you know what’s going to happen here—he’d won $390,000. “I never remembered a fortune cookie being that accurate,” he said at the time. “I never believed in them.” (We’re about to believe in them, hard.)“I hope it don't change me a lot. I'm still going to wear my jeans. Maybe newer ones.” ]]>