Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The million-dollar fortune cookie.

Well, actually the $100 to $500k fortune cookie, but still a pretty strange story. (link is to NY Times article which may [or may not] require registration depending on the mood The Gray Lady is in at the moment)

Powerball lottery officials suspected fraud: how could 110 players in the March 30 drawing get five of the six numbers right? That made them all second-prize winners, and considering the number of tickets sold in the 29 states where the game is played, there should have been only four or five....

...It took some time before they had their answer: the players got their numbers inside fortune cookies, and all the cookies came from the same factory in Long Island City, Queens...

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