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Lena Eaton, Indianapolis great-grandmother, defies 1 in 8.9 million odds to win lottery twice (VIDEO)


Lena Eaton claims her winnings at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters


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Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great-grandmother from Indianapolis, has beaten some pretty astronomical odds to win two big lottery payouts in the past three months — $300,000 in August with a Quick Draw ticket and $99,999 in a winning Scorchin' Hot 9s scratch-off ticket.

According to the Indianapolis Star, the odds of winning both are one in 5.7 trillion.

The odds of winning in the Quick Draw lottery were one in 8.9 million, while she had 646,000-to-one odds of winning in the Scorchin’ Hot 9s.

The New York Daily News quoted Eaton as telling lottery officials that she was in mixed moind about how to spend her winnings:

"I’ve never been anywhere... I’ve always enjoyed being close to my family.”

Eaton said apart from home renovations, she planned to use the money to travel.

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And she wanted to help her six children, 16 grandchildren and more than 20 great-grandchildren.

"It's been a pleasure being able to help them," she told the Indianapolis Star. "I've got good kids."

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