Man uses fortune cookie number to buy lottery ticket, wins $4 million

A man turned a restaurant meal into a million dollar jackpot after he used the numbers from his fortune cookie to win a $4 million prize.

Gabriel Fierro and his wife visit the Bowl Asian Bistro in Charlotte, North Carolina once a week. Last week, however, their cookies were extra fortunate.

Fierro said he decided “on a whim” to play his fortune cookie numbers and ended up with the largest win in the history of Online Play in the state.

As the lottery explained in a blog post, Fierro bought his ticket using Online Play and added $1 to make it a Megaplier ticket.

He matched all five white balls to win $1 million, which quadrupled to $4 million when the “4X Megaplier” hit.

Fierro initially couldn’t believe his own luck.

“I got an email in the morning and I just stared at it dumbfounded,” he said. “I took it and showed it to my wife and she thought it was an April Fool’s joke or maybe a scam.”

Then it sunk in, he said, and they ran around the house “screaming like a bunch of banshees.”