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Bronx woman wins $2 million Powerball prize after playing fortune cookie numbers

Lottery's Jenny Garcia Emma Duvoll and Yolanda Vega NY Lottery's Jenny Garcia and Yolanda Vega with winner Emma Duvoll. (Credit: New York State Gaming Commission)

A Bronx woman's fortune cookie proved lucky for her after she won a $2 million Powerball prize using the numbers printed inside the cookie, lottery officials announced on Thursday.

"I was surprised, but pleased," Emma Duvoll, 75, said in a statement.

Five out of six numbers from the cookie matched the Powerball drawing on Feb. 1. She purchased the winning ticket from Hannaford Pharmacy in upstate Pine Bush.

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Duvoll chose the Power Play option which increases the payout when a winning combination is hit. She earned a $2 million payday which will be paid out as a lump sum payment of $1,246,085 after taxes.

"I took some time contemplating what I will do with the money," she said. "I plan to invest most of it and maybe take a trip to Switzerland to visit family."

 
 
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