Double lottery win a one in 5.7 trillion chance

A 91-year-old US woman is planning to do some travelling after beating astronomical odds to win two big lottery payouts in the past three months.

Lena Eaton, from Indianapolis, won $US300,000 in August with a Quick Draw ticket. On Thursday, the great-grandmother claimed another $US99,999 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.

Mrs Eaton told lottery officials she had already started some home improvements after her $US300,000 August win. With her second big win, the long-time lottery player plans to indulge herself and do some travelling.

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

Associated Press

This article Double lottery win a one in 5.7 trillion chance was originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald.