A 75-year-old woman from New York state found her fortune in a cookie.

Emma Duvoll won $2 million (R21.5m) 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.

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

The retired deli owner claimed her prize on Thursday. She bought the ticket for the February 1 drawing at a pharmacy in upstate Pine Bush. She plans to invest her winnings and may splurge on a trip to Switzerland to see relatives. – Sapa-AP