The New York Times reports:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s lucky streak is apparently at least six months long.
A financial disclosure report for the judge, released on Thursday, included this nugget: income of $8,283 for a “Jackpot Game Winning” on Nov. 23, 2008, almost exactly half a year before President Obama tapped her to be on the Supreme Court.
A spokeswoman for the White House said Judge Sotomayor hit it big while gambling with her mother at a casino in Florida.
Impressively lucky, but anyone can win a jackpot game. I’d be more interested to learn whether Judge Sotomayor is any good at poker. President Barack Obama has been known to play.