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Im making a random fortune teller for my class this is what I have so far can someone fix it for me? Also if you could make it 10 fortunes it needs to be 10 lol

def MyFortune () :
    print ("Welcome to my cool fortune teller")
    print ("This program is guaranteed to predict your future")

    color = raw_input("Select a color: red, blue, green, or purple: ")

    if color == "red" or color == "green":
        number = int(raw_input("Select a number: 1, 2, 5, or 6: "))
        if number == 1:
            print ("You will be very, very rich!")
            elif number == 2:
                print ("You will become a jedi master!")
                elif number == 5:
                     print ("you will live a poor life")
                    elif number == 6:
                        print ("you will become president")
                            print ("you must enter 1, 2, 5 or 6")
                            elif color == "blue" or color == "purple":
                                number = int(raw_input("select a number: 3, 4, 7, or 8"))
                                if number == 3:
                                    print ("you will die")
                                    elif number == 4:
                                        print ("you will live a poor life")
                                        elif number == 7:
                                            print ("you will become a wizard")
                                            elif number == 8:
                                                print ("you will save the earth")
                                                    print ("you must enter 3, 4, 7, 8")

                                                    else: print "you must enter a correct color: red, blue, green or purple"
Just to give an idea: maybe use dictionary?

>>> fortunes = {'red': {1: 'be happy', 2: "don't worry"}, 
...            'blue': {3: 'monday', 4: 'tuesday'}}                                                                       
>>> color = 'red'                                                                                                       
>>> num = 2                                                                                                             
>>> fortunes[color][num]                    # works like charm                                                                                            
"don't worry"
>>> fortunes['purple'][1]                   # but throws an error if there is no such a key                                                                                           
KeyError: 'purple'
One can use try...except to handle non-existing keys (alternatively perform input validation):

    fortune = fortunes[color][num] 
    # do something with fortune 
except KeyError: 
    # handle situation of incorrect input