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Houston Couple Welcomes Quadruplets

The couple thought they'd hit the jackpot when they found out they were expecting twins. Then they heard four heartbeats. About 1 in 800,000 births are quadruplets. But two sets of identical twins — what are the odds? About 70 million to 1.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Congratulations to the Montalvos of Houston, Texas on the birth of their identical twins Ace and Blaine and on the birth of identical twins Cash and Dylan. The couple thought they'd hit the jackpot when they learned they were expecting twins. Then they heard fourth heartbeat. Quadruplets are unusual, but a pair of identical twins - the odds are about 70 million to one. Next? Possibly a family trip to Las Vegas. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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