The winning numbers for Nebraska's Pick 3 lottery were 1, 9 and 6 on Monday. The next night, the winning numbers were 1, 9 and 6 — in the same order drawn the previous night. A lottery spokesman said two separate computers randomly generated the same numbers. There were different winners each night. The odds of such an occurrence? One in a million.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. I'll let you Google the odds. On Monday night, the winning numbers for Nebraska's lottery were 1, 9 and 6. The next night, the winning numbers were 1, 9 and 6 - the same three numbers in the same sequence. A lottery spokesman said two separate computers randomly generated the same numbers. Each night did produce entirely different winners. The top prize, by the way, was $600. It's Morning Edition.
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