Fortune Cookies actually give $$ fortune.
One hundred and ten people actually read their fortunes from inside the cookie and took the advice. The cookie listed six lottery numbers. The first five of the six numbers listed ended up matching March 30 Power Ball drawing. The winners were each guaranteed between $100,000 and $500,000 depending on the amount bet.
On the one hand the cookie was wrong about the last number, it showed 40, and 42 was the number drawn, but since the second prize is apparently a guaranteed amount, they might have made out better. The story does not say what the grand prize was worth (March 30 drawing), but they would have had to split that amount 110 ways.
The source of the fortune cookie was a Long Island City factory, and they said they send out the same combinations in thousands of cookies each day.
The moral of this story is to be sure to order Chinese take-out before picking your lottery numbers.