Woman Hits Lotto Jackpot —for 4th Time

And she's not even a resident of the state where she won

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff | Suggested by Disillusioned

Posted Jul 4, 2010 12:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Everyone knows your chances of getting hit by lightning are way better than your chances of winning the lottery, so Joan Ginther must live in perpetual fear underground. The 63-year-old scored $10 million in the Texas lottery—her fourth win since 1993 for a total of $20.4 million, reports ABC15.com. Her wins include:

  • 1993: $5.4 million share of an $11 million jackpot. Her take: $270,00 a year for 19 years.
  • 2006: With only 6 years of payments left, Ginther scored a $2 million jackpot. Her take: a $1.5 million lump-sum payment.
  • 2008: A $3 million jackpot headed Ginther's way.
It's worth noting that Ginther has been a resident of Las Vegas during her last three wins.


The third time was the charm for one Texas lottery winner -- but so was the fourth. Aargh. Luck be that lady.
The third time was the charm for one Texas lottery winner -- but so was the fourth. Aargh. Luck be that lady.   (Shutterstock)
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