How Lucky Can One Guy Be?

Third lottery win for US congressman, also heir to Kleenex, Scott fortune
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2007 8:30 PM CDT
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jim Sensenbrenner has won $1,000 in the Wisconsin lottery, marking his third win in the last 10 years. The GOP congressman had already won a $250,000 jackpot in a 1997 D.C. lottery and $1,000 in Wisconsin last spring. In the somewhat larger lottery, Sensenbrenner is an heir to the fortune of the Kimberly-Clark Corp., and is worth about $11.6 million.

 In addition, he is one of the few lottery enthusiasts operating in the black, as he reports spending about $10 a week on the games. Last week's winnings came from the "Super 2nd Chance" drawing, in which $5 of old losing tickets buys a new entry.