09 Aug '11, 4am

Professional statistician from Texas wins lottery four times: A woman from Texas has reportedly won the lottery

Professional statistician from Texas wins lottery four times: A woman from Texas has reportedly won the lottery

A woman from Texas has reportedly won the lottery four times, prompting interest towards the secret of the unbelievable luck. -- PHOTO: AFP TEXAS (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A woman from Texas has reportedly won the lottery four times, prompting interest towards the secret of the unbelievable luck. Joan R. Gither, 63, has won four fortunes worth millions of dollars in the span of 15 years. First she won US$5.4 million (S$6.59 million) in 1993, and 10 years later US$2 million. Then, another two years later she claimed US$3 million, and finally a US$10 million jackpot in 2008. Three of the wins were purchased at the same store in Texas. Mathematically, such an outcome is likely to happen about once every quadrillion years, Harper's Magazine reported. Concerning the secret of Gither's luck, the key may be that she was a math professor with Ph.D in statistics from S...

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