- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 27, 2002

RICHMOND (AP) Clyde and Edith Shinault, winners of a $9.7 million Virginia Lotto jackpot 11 years ago, could afford to spend $60 a week on lottery tickets.
Now they can afford to spend even more.
The Henrico County couple have bought a scratch ticket that will provide them with $1,000 a week for life. They won the big jackpot in 1991, beating odds of 7.1-million-to-1.
"They are the largest two-time winners in the history of the Virginia Lottery," said lottery Director Penelope Kyle.
The Shinaults found their latest winnings among 16 "Win for Life" tickets they purchased last week at a convenience store.
"When she said, 'Whoopee,' I had thought she had a hundred-dollar winner," Mr. Shinault said Monday.
The odds of winning were 1.2-million-to-1.
Mrs. Shinault, 59, will receive quarterly checks worth $13,000 before taxes as long as she lives.
The couple continue to receive a $335,000 check each May from their first jackpot.
Not long after hitting that jackpot, both were diagnosed with cancer but since recovered.
"Our doctors tell us we're cancer-free," Mr. Shinault said. "I'd rather hear that news than hit the lottery."
While they have used their first winnings to travel and purchase a larger house, their latest good luck will benefit their three grown sons and their families, they said.
"We have all the money we need, what with our savings and investments and the yearly checks," said Mr. Shinault, 65.
And they haven't given up on playing the lottery. "We could hit it again," he said.


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