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

(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.

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Jul 6, 2010 10:41 AM CDT
Must be nice. I'd settle for once. Would like to find out for myself one day... as the saying goes, Hope springs eternal.
Jul 6, 2010 8:27 AM CDT
i hate this bitch
Jul 5, 2010 2:32 PM CDT
I'll toss this out there: probability. The odds of getting heads when flipping a coin is 1/2. Likewise for tails. but it is still possible for that coin to flip heads 10 or however many times in a row. so....given the odds, she's as likely to win 4 times as she is to win once. Right? Or am I hopelessly mistaken?