Thursday, June 16, 2005


Some Guys (and Gals) have all the Luck!

Lottery double shocks US granny
By Oliver Conway
BBC News, Washington
16 June, 2005

Donna Goeppert, left, poses with store clerk Julianne Wentz.

US grandmother Donna Goeppert, 55, has won $1m (SG$1,650,000) in a lottery just five months after winning the same amount in the same Pennsylvania game.

The odds of hitting the jackpot once are 1.5m to one. To do it twice, the odds rise to a staggering 419m to one.

A shocked Mrs Goeppert described how her husband reacted to the news.

"He couldn't believe it... He was, like... 'Stop messing around' and stuff like that, but he was up here in the store within probably 45 seconds."

After winning her first million, Mrs Goeppert paid off her mortgage, put away some money for her grandchildren's education and bought a new Cadillac.

Now she says she plans to retire - though presumably she will continue to play the lottery.

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Attention Singaporeans: You can win the lottery WITHOUT being near the scene of a car accident.

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