Female Math Professor Wins Lottery 4 Times
Texas woman Joan Ginther may just be the luckiest woman in the world. She has won the lottery four times. The chances of doing this are just one in 18 septillion. In case you (understandably) didn’t know—18 septillion is 18 with 24 zeros. And yet Ginther won $11 million in 1993, $2 million in 2006, $3 million in 2008 and $10 million last month. The 63-year-old college professor is very elusive, even in her small hometown of 3,300 people. But the Times Market, where she bought her last two tickets, says business is booming. People often call from out of state and ask if the lucky store can ship tickets. They can’t; that’s illegal.
Although the Ginther has never been investigated for her surprising number of wins, it seems to me that if there were a person who could rip off the lottery peeps, she’d be it. Ginther graduated from Stanford University and taught mathematics in California for 10 years, so she’s smart and knows a bunch about numbers. Maybe she’s figured out a foolproof lottery equation? Today, she lives on the DL in Las Vegas. [And probably wipes her butt with dollar bills. I would. — Editor] [Huffington Post]