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If you have ever played the lottery you know winning doesn't come easy. But don't tell that to one woman who has won four jackpots totaling nearly $21 million dollars.

If you have ever played the lottery you know winning doesn't come easy. But don't tell that to one woman who has won four jackpots totaling nearly $21 million dollars.  It's unbelievable.

The story of Joan Ginther of Texas has been making the rounds in the media lately. 

Just last month the 63-year-old former college math professor won $10 million dollars on a scratch-off ticket. In 2008 she won $3 million from a scratch-off, $2 million in 2006 from a scratch off, and split an $11 million dollar jackpot back in 1993.  Go Figure?

The odds of her winning four jackpots, mathematicians say, is simply astronomical.  However, this woman from the small town of Bishop, Texas, somehow managed to beat the odds. But she has never spoken publicly about how lucky she seems to be.

As far as The Texas Lottery Commission is concerned, luck is exactly what they attribute Ginther's winnings to.   Lottery officials say Ginther has never been investigated for possible fraud,  but described the verification system as thorough.

I wonder if I could get her to by a lottery ticket for me?  The only luck I seem to have at these sort of things is bad luck!  Oh well, I wouldn't want all of that money anyway!!!

 

 

 

 

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