Twenty South Africans woke up with a bigger bank balance on Wednesday morning thanks to a mysterious pattern in the Powerball numbers on Tuesday evening. The winning numbers were beautifully sequential: 5,6,7,8,9 and the Powerball number was 10. What are the odds? Ithuba, which operates the lottery, was accused of rigging the sequence, but said while the sequence is unusual, it’s not uncommon. The 20 people will each get a share of R114 million. What’s your lucky number?
This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.