Recently, South Africa’s Powerball Lottery has issued a rare number, and the front area shakes out five consecutive numbers of “5, 6, 7, 8, 9”, and the back zone number “10” is even more shocking.
A total of 20 people across the country won the first prize, and 79 people won the second prize for guessing five consecutive numbers. According to a BBC report on the 2nd, the winner will each receive a prize of 5.7 million South African rand ($370k). In the face of doubts, lottery organizers said that it was not surprising that this sequence appeared.
According to the report, the probability of winning the South African Powerball Lottery is about 1/42375200. People need to choose 5 balls from 50 balls to combine, and then choose a power ball from another 20 balls.
The rules are similar to China’s “double-color ball”. Given that this kind of full-link and multiple winners have won the jackpot almost never happened before, many people have questioned on social media that “this is a scam”, “it can never be a coincidence”.
And others have called for an investigation into the lottery winning results. In the outrage of civilians, the South African National Lottery Commission said that such a lottery result was unprecedented and that an investigation would be launched and the results of the results would be made public.