Written by Zat Rana, author at Design Luck
In 1993, Joan Ginther won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot.
More than a decade later, Ginther walked home with another multi-million dollar payday in 2006. She did it again in 2008, and once more in 2010.
Her combined winnings? More than $20 million. Odds of her winning the fourth multi-million dollar jackpot? One in 18 septillion.
A septillion is a one followed by 24 zeroes. The universe contains up to one septillion stars, and if you add up each grain of sand on Earth, you still get a smaller number. It’s fair to say that, statistically, it shouldn’t have happened.
How did Ginther do it?
She refuses to talk about it. For all we know, she may have cheated or it could have been pure luck.…