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Lottery Legend: How Joan Ginther won millions 4 times

Joan Ginther shocked the lottery world by winning millions four times. A three-part series sheds light on this enduring mystery and offers clues how others can improve their odds.

Joan Ginther shocked the lottery world by winning millions four times. A three-part series sheds light on this enduring mystery and offers clues how others can improve their odds.

PART 1: The Stanford Ph.D. apparently cornered the market to win $15 million in three Texas instant games. 

 
About 'Lottery Legend' series
 
Ginther often seen buying many pricey tickets
 
Multiple winners abound in lottery history

PART 2 of 3. She chose games with high prize payback rates, took advantage of tax breaks, and took advantage of how odds are often better than advertised in scratch-off games.

 
Schemes Joan Ginther probably didn't use
 
Lottery teamwork: What's legal?
 
How outrageous were odds she beat?

PART 3: Insights into how scratch-off games work, plus a list that just maybe contains a ticket worth millions. 

 
Part 1: Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bought 80,000 scratch-offs?
 
Part 2: Seven factors that helped lottery legend win millions