91-year-old Indianapolis woman wins lottery twice in three months

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News Writer
Good News

Lena Eaton has been having a great year. In the last three months, she's won the lottery twice.

In August, the 91-year-old great-grandmother won $300,000 in the Hoosier Lottery Quick Draw game. She used some of her winnings to begin renovations on her home.

Last Thursday, she claimed another $99,999 after turning in her winning Scorchin' Hot 9s scratch-off ticket at the Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis. She plans to use those winnings to travel and indulge a little.

"I've never been anywhere. I've always enjoyed being close to my family," Eaton told Hoosier Lottery.

Eaton told the Indianapolis Star that "it's a pleasure" being able to financially help her family. She has six children, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

"I've got good kids," she said.

The Indianapolis Star reported that the odds of winning both lotteries are one in 5.7 trillion.