Woman wins lottery - for fourth time
A Las Vegas woman has continued an amazing run of luck after pocketing a fourth multi-million dollar payout from a lottery scratch card.
Joan Ginther's €7.9m win from a €45 scratchcard was the fourth time she has won a seven-figure sum through playing lottery.
The 63-year-old's win has had US news networks calling her the world's luckiest ever lottery player.
ABC News said Ms Ginther's first win came in 1993 when she won €4.2m. She won a further €1.5m in 2006, then €2.5m in 2008.
Incredibly, three of the tickets were bought from the same small shop in the town of Bishop, Texas.
Friends said Ms Ginther would return to her home town to visit her father and would drop in at the local shop to buy a scratch card.
Store manager Bob Solis said they sell 1,000 lottery tickets a day, adding: "This is a very lucky store."