ONE DAY’S Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.

The winning numbers for the Midday Daily 4 last Thursday afternoon and the Daily 4 numbers drawn that evening were the same: zero, two, two and nine.

“It’s one of those things that has not happened in recent memory,” Michigan Lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield said. “Sometimes you have coincidences like that.”

He said 540 winning tickets were sold for the midday drawing and 650 for the afternoon drawing. Each winning ticket is worth $5 000 (R57 909.50). The odds of winning one drawing are 1 in 10 000.

The odds of the same numbers coming up twice were the same odds as winning, Jordan Ellenberg, a math professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, said. “It falls in the non-spooky category.”

Holyfield said the same sequence of numbers also came up on December 5. He did not have information on any winners coming forward yet, but that it was likely there would be double winners. – Sapa-AP