Is this luck (and good or bad luck?), is it Karma, is it divine/non-divine intervention?
American woman wins lottery for a fourth time
An American woman has been named the luckiest lottery winner in the world after scooping her fourth multi million pound jackpot
Joan Ginther won £6.2m with the top prize from a scratch card bought from a store in Texas, pushing her total winnings to more than £14m
Her first multi million payout came in 1993 when she won £8m from a £20 scratch card.
Mrs Ginther chose to take £180,000 a year for 19 years after paying tax on her win to give her a total prize of £3.6m. In 2006 she won a further £1.4m and again opted for a lump-sum payment of £1m after paying tax on the winnings.
Two years later the 63 year-old who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, scooped a further £2m.
Incredibly, three of the tickets were bought from the same small convenience store in the town of Bishop, Texas.
Friends said Mrs Ginther would return to her home town to visit her father and would drop in at the local store 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.”
Experts said the chances of winning four lottery jackpots was more than 200 million to one.
“This final bit of winning lottery must confirm Mrs Ginther as the world’s luckiest lottery player,” said a spokesman for World Lottery News.
“We would be interested to see just how much she spends on lottery tickets and scratch-offs.”
Officials with the Texas lottery said Ms Ginther had chosen not to talk about her winning streak but said the odds of winning four times were many millions to one.
“We have had multiple winners before,” said spokesman Bobby Heith.
“But she’s obviously been born under a lucky star.”