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SuperCash Numbers Repeat Twice in 10 Days

February 14, 2006 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Here’s a reason to keep playing the same lottery numbers. The numbers four, five, 10, 16, 25 and 29 won Wisconsin’s SuperCash game on Jan. 30 and Feb. 9.

The odds of that string showing up twice in 10 days is 1 in 326,262, said state lottery mathematician JonMichael Rasmus.

``It has to happen every so often,″ Rasmus said. ``On the scales of unlikeliness, it would be more likely that you would flip a coin 18 times and they would all be heads.″

On Jan. 30, no one had all six numbers. The game divided $45,500 among those who had some of the numbers.

But on Feb. 9, three people had all six numbers. Each won $350,000, and the game paid out a total $1,080,027, he said.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.wisconsinstatejournal.com