12/29/2005

Kansas Lottery Computer Picks The Same Numbers 3 Days

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:55 am

It appears the third time’s the charm for some Kansas lottery players. The same “Pick Three” numbers hit three days in a row — making a lot of people winners.

If 5-0-9 are your lucky numbers, the Kansas lottery has been good to you. On Dec. 16, 17 and 18, the Kansas lottery computer picked those numbers in the same order for the Pick Three drawing.

That has some local players wondering whether there’s a glitch in the system. Lottery officials say their phones have been busy with both customers and retailers wondering how a lottery computer can pick the same three numbers in the exact order three nights in a row.

Kansas lottery security audited the machine’s functions and determined it was performing normally. The three numbers just came up through the random-number generator, according to lottery officials.

Normally, the odds of winning the lottery are one in 1,000. The probability that the numbers will be the same three nights in a row are a staggering one in a billion.

Source: ABC News

 

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