LOTTO COMBO KEPT ON WINNING

THE TENNESSEAN
Apr 8, 2008

For the second time in two months, winning lotto number combinations repeated in consecutive games, but lottery officials call it a coincidence. BRUCE COOIL, associate professor of management at Vanderbilt's Owen School of Management, studies the probability of rare events. "In the Cash 3 Lottery, the probability is less than 1 in 10,000 that one would see the same three numbers in various orders for three of the last four winning numbers," he said. He thinks the lottery should check its equipment. The story was also picked up by USA Today’s news blog, On Deadline.