We all have used winning the lottery as a way of revealing almost impossible odds in ordinary conversation. Well, if you’re in the state of Georgia, you might have to say “I got a better chance of winning the lottery three times.” That’s right, a producer for CNN (warning bells sound) recently became the third person to win in the Georgia Lottery this year. And we’re only three months in. It’s not a new trend, either. Tandi Reddick, the spokeswoman for the Georgia Lottery revealed 15 separate instances of repeat lottery winners in its’ history.
CNN producer Jennifer Hauser picked up a scratch-off ticket called “50X The Money.” She won a million bucks. This was only a couple of months after she won $100,000 playing another lottery game, “Georgia Lottery Black.” The odds of winning a sizable amount in any lottery game is pretty slim, but the odds of someone winning twice in less than a year’s time is unthinkable. The odds would have to get into astronomical terms. And yet, Ms. Hauser is actually the third person to pull this off in 2012.
As you might imagine, the uncanny events happening in the Georgia Lottery have started plenty of conspiracy theories. It also has inspired residents to buy more tickets. On the week of February 11, the Georgia Lottery recorded the best sales week in its’ history, with more than $101.2 million.