So, we didn't win the Mega Millions or the Powerball last weekend, and it's probably because we didn't play those numbers from inside our fortune cookies.  Someone studied this, and figured out just how lucky those little numbers actually are.  Better than Quick Picks!

How do you usually decide on your lottery numbers, anyway?  I used to use a combination of birthdays in my immediate family, but that stopped being a go-to strategy when my divorce happened a few years ago.  I lost a spouse and two good lottery numbers, and had to re-think that strategy.

In last weekend's Powerball and Mega Millions drawings, I was in with Quick Picks, and didn't even get one number to match.  Not one.  Is there any secret?  Maybe we should eat more Chinese food.

According to a study by FiveThirtyEight.com, the numbers on the back of that little slip of paper inside a fortune cookie could be a ticket to millions.  KDVR in Denver reported that, if you played those fortune cookie numbers between 1997 and 2017, you would have won $4.4 million on $4.2 million invested.  And they figured out that quick picks earned just $1.7 million during that time.  Maybe that cookie fortune really can lead to a fortune.

The Texas Lottery says there were two $1,000,000 2nd Tier Powerball tickets sold in Burleson and Liberty on 1/6/18.  I wonder if they used fortune cookie numbers.  It's worth a try, right?  And it's a great excuse to eat a LOT of Chinese food.