91-Year-Old Wins Lottery Twice in Two Months

By Alan Farnham

Nov 5, 2012 12:20pm
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Lena Eaton claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters (Image Credit: Courtesy Hoosier Lottery).

Ninety-one-year old Lena Eaton may be the luckiest great-grandmother in the United States. The Indianapolis residenthas won $399,999 in the past two months playing the Hoosier Lottery, reports the Indianapolis Star.

In August, she won $300,000 on a Quick Draw lottery ticket in which  the odds of winning, says the Star, were one in 8.9 million. Then last week, she bought a  Scorchin’ Hot 9s scratch-off ticket for $5. It paid $99,999, against odds of 646,000-to-one.

By the Star’s estimate, the odds of Eaton’s winning both lotteries was one in 5.7 trillion. When ABC News tried to contact Eaton, it learned  her phone had been disconnected.

Lottery officials say Eaton told them she intends to use some of her winnings to add new windows and a new bathroom to her home, along with other home improvements, and to travel and  help her family, which includes more than 20 great-grandchildren.

“I’ve got good kids. It’s been a pleasure being able to help them,” Eaton  told the Star.

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