Have you have ever dined in a Chinese restaurant?
If so, you probably received a fortune cookie with a set of lottery numbers printed on the back of the paper with the “fortune” printed on it.
Lots of folks actually purchase lottery tickets with the numbers from their fortune cookies, but only rarely does it ever pay off.
After all, those “fortune cookie lottery numbers” are simply made up out of thin air.
In other words, playing the numbers from a fortune cookie is essentially no better or worse than having the lottery machine pick your numbers at random on your behalf.
But one day back in 2005 (March 30, to be exact), 110 lucky folks won big by playing the same set of “fortune cookie lottery numbers”.