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Won't believe where great grandmother pulled winning lottery numbers from

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie.

Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.

The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village.

Great Grandmother Wins Lottery With Fortune Cookie Numbers

The Daily News reports that the owner of Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the waiters should get 20 percent of her winnings.

Duvoll, a retired deli owner, picked up her prize on Thursday. She purchased the ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing at the Hannaford Pharmacy in upstate Pine Bush.

She plans to invest her winnings and may splurge on a trip to Switzerland to see relatives.

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Constitution Man007 March 07 2014 at 2:54 PM

Good for her. I am very happy for this lady. If she wants to get married, I am not your man, but be carefull of those who will just take your cash and run.

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ayyiyicaramba March 07 2014 at 6:23 PM

Let us now...

LOTTO PRIZE: $2,000,000.00
LUMP SUM PYMT: $1,000,000.00 (Approx.)
Taxes on Lump Sum Payment-
AUTOMATIC FEDERAL Withholding Tax: (25%) -$250,000.00
New York STATE Income Tax: (8.97%) - $89,700.00
New York CITY Income Tax: (3.648%) -$36,480.00
TOTAL Withholding Taxes: -$376,180.00
BALANCE: $623,820.00
Like the Additional Federal Income Tax Due Year ending 2014:
Top Tax Rate: 38.6% (-) 25% already withheld = 13.6% or $136,000.00 STILL DUE TO IRS.
If she‘s lucky, she‘ll end up with **$487,820.00** Yes, that’s still a nice piece of change -BUT ITS NOWHERE CLOSE TO $2,000,000.00

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charryann48 March 07 2014 at 6:19 PM

good for her!

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Tracy March 07 2014 at 3:11 PM

God bless her!

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mouserkittyangel March 07 2014 at 3:12 PM

MAY splurge on a trip to Switzerland??? You've got the money and, apparently, the health, so GO WHILE YOU CAN!

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rfochler814 March 07 2014 at 3:12 PM

Great For Her!!!

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lavalamplounge March 07 2014 at 6:19 PM

You wont believe where my winning numbers came from?

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mariettahill March 07 2014 at 3:14 PM

I think I will do that next time

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larry mariettahill March 07 2014 at 3:21 PM

Never worked for me

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annalbcool March 07 2014 at 3:14 PM

I can't believe she won like that, I've used their numbers & not even one number comes up for me! LOL!

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'57mad March 07 2014 at 6:16 PM

that's one ? where are the rest?

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