Oc­to­ber 26, 2018

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You will take a chance in the near fu­ture, and win. Now that sounds fun. Of course, the like­li­hood that this is an apt pre­dic­tion is small and the fact it is gener­i­cally writ­ten so that I can ap­ply it to any ‘win’ adds to its il­le­git­i­macy. How­ever, I have tacked it on my cork board at work, again just in case. What if a for­tune from a cookie could pre­dict a change in your life? It ac­tu­ally hap­pened to Ron­nie Martin of Penn­syl­va­nia. He re­cently won $1 mil­lion in a lot­tery us­ing num­bers from a for­tune cookie he opened years ago. Mr. Martin is a reg­u­lar lot­tery player, and in­stead of choos­ing birthdays (of which I am guilty) or other sig­nif­i­cant dates, he chose to trust in the num­bers from that for­tune cookie. I did say it had been years ago that he ac­tu­ally Lau may have been bet­ter at his job than au­thor­i­ties felt com­fort­able with, since in 2005 the com­pany was in­ves­ti­gated af­ter 110 Power­ball lot­tery play­ers won about $19 mil­lion af­ter us­ing the num­bers on the back of its for­tunes. No charges were filed, but af­ter more than 100 peo­ple have won the lot­tery based on these num­bers it may be time to take those dig­its more se­ri­ously. What if be­liev­ing in a for­tune al­lows a self­ful­fill­ing prophecy to work? Is it any dif­fer­ent than look­ing at a horoscope or get­ting your palm read? I say if it makes you get ex­cited about your life, go for it, since that tends to be a strug­gle for some of us lately. You know, all of the sud­den I’m get­ting a crav­ing for some Moo Goo Gai Pan. One of the first out ra­dio per­son­al­i­ties in At­lanta, Melissa’s worked for B98.5 and Q100. Catch her daily on thePro­gres­sive Voices pod­cast “She Per­sisted.” Tweet her! @Melis­saCarter

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