CNN Producer Jennifer Hauser Wins $1 Million In Lottery 3 Months After Winning $100K

02/15/2012 07:15 pm ET | Updated Feb 16, 2012
  • David Moye Pop culture journalist, HuffPost Weird News

Most days CNN producer Jennifer Hauser spends her time working on news stories.

Today, she's making the news.

Hauser, who lives in Atlanta, scratched her way to a $1 million win in the Georgia Lottery playing the instant game 50X The Money.

Since this win occurred just three months after she won $100,000 playing a different game, Georgia Lottery Black, it's not surprising that she didn't know how to react.

“I was a little numb,” Hauser said of the prize, which she claimed on Monday. “I didn’t know what to think.”

Hauser bought a new car and paid bills with her old winnings and now says she may use some of her current prize to buy a new car for her mother.

A double lottery win is certainly unusual, but it's not uncommon.

On Feb. 8, Erik Holmes, 44, claimed a $500,000 lottery prize, less than a year after he won $104,000, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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