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91-year-old great grandmother wins lottery twice in three months

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Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great grandmother, is arguably the luckiest woman in Indiana.

In the past three months, the Indianapolis resident has purchased not one, but two winning lottery tickets.

In August, Eaton won a $300,000 prize with a Quick Draw ticket. On Thursday, she walked into the Hoosier Lottery headquarters with another winning ticket: a scratch-off worth $99,999.

In doing so, she defied incredible odds.

For her first win, she matched 10 of 20 Quick Draw numbers on a ticket purchased at the Discount Check Cashing store on the 2800 block of Lafayette Road. The chances of that happening? One in 8.9 million.

For her second win, she bought a $5 Scorchin' Hot 9s scratch-off ticket at a Safeway Foods on the 3000 block of Kessler Ave. She had a one in 646,000 chance of winning that one.

The odds of winning both: One in 5.7 trillion.

Eaton told lottery officials she had already started home improvements — new windows and a new bathroom — after her $300,000 win in August.

With her second big win, she plans to indulge and do some traveling, she said.

Part of what makes her win so satisfying is that she can help her family when they need it, she said. That family includes six children, 16 grandchildren, and more than 20 great grandchildren.

"It's been a pleasure being able to help them," the longtime lottery player said. "I've got good kids."

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Thanks to rdgrnr for the tip.

Indianapolis Star

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Wow Indiana is a very lucky state, I'm moving out there this weekend!  Hyper

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    Posted: November 3, 2012, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to her!

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      Posted: November 3, 2012, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

      Better late than never, God bless her.

      Never give up.

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        Posted: November 3, 2012, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

        What a way to supplement the social security checks!

         

        Congratualtions.

        "Everything works  ONCE!"

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          Posted: November 3, 2012, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

          Better late than never, God bless her.

          Never give up.

          I Agree!, rdgrnr.  I'm hoping that this second win puts this gal's gambling returns well into the black. Wink

          Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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            Posted: November 3, 2012, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

            Wow Indiana is a very lucky state, I'm moving out there this weekend!  Hyper

            hey mcginnin, i was thinking your single, she's single,Love

                             


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              hey mcginnin, i was thinking your single, she's single,Love

              I know you love like playing cupid helpmewin.  She is extremely attractive for her age, but I'm sure someone of her caliber is already spoken for.   Sad

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                Posted: November 3, 2012, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                Wow!!!! Congrats!!! Party

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                  U go young lady,when its for u no one can stop it ,no matter what.Congratulations..WOW

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                    Posted: November 3, 2012, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                    U go young lady,when its for u no one can stop it ,no matter what.Congratulations..WOW

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                      Posted: November 3, 2012, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Better late than never, God bless her.

                      Never give up.

                      Amen Brother! Just once would work for me.

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                        Posted: November 3, 2012, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

                        Grandma is that you???

                        I've been searching for you!!!

                        LOL!!!

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                          Posted: November 3, 2012, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                          Grandma is that you???

                          I've been searching for you!!!

                          LOL!!!

                          LOL

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                            Posted: November 3, 2012, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Better late than never, God bless her.

                            Never give up.

                            I Agree!

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