Good fortune: Man wins lottery using fortune cookie numbers

Author: the associated press
MGN Online

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A Boca Raton man who claimed a $10 million Florida Lotto jackpot says he used numbers found in a fortune cookie.

The Florida Lottery said Wednesday that 66-year-old Richard Davis claimed the jackpot from a drawing held Aug. 22. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment of $7,057.696.

Lottery officials say Davis had been playing the multi-state games with larger jackpots but recently switched to Florida Lotto because he thought it had better odds for winning.

He often visits the same Publix store in Boca Raton and plays the same five sets of numbers contained in a fortune cookie he received while visiting a restaurant in North Carolina.

Davis got his affairs in order before claiming the jackpot this week.

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