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Indiana woman, 91, wins lottery twice in 3 months

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Saturday, November 03, 2012 06:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS — A 91-year-old Indianapolis woman is planning to do some traveling after beating astronomical odds to win two big lottery payouts in the past three months.Lena Eaton won $300,000 in August with a Quick Draw ticket. On Thursday, the great grandmother claimed another $99,999 at the Hoosier Lottery headquarters by turning in a winning Scorchin' Hot 9s scratch-off ticket.

The Indianapolis Star reports the odds of winning both are one in 5.7 trillion.

Eaton told lottery officials she had already started some home improvements after her $300,000 August win. With her second big win, the longtime lottery player plans to indulge herself and do some traveling.

She also says "it's a pleasure" being able to financially help her six children, 16 grandchildren and more than 20 great grandchildren.

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