Hitting the Lottery
RAY: Here's the answer. I think I gave enough hints, but maybe I didn’t. The fact that the numbers weren’t coming from lottery headquarters meant that they weren’t being shouted out as they were being pulled out of the machine—like 22, 11, 41--- the station that was reading them was reading them in sequential order, not the order they were pulled. So the first number he heard was 56. he’d played 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60—those were his five numbers. as soon as he heard 56 he knew he’d won, because the other numbers had to be 57, 58, 59, and 60. right?
RAY: Pretty cool huh? Do we have a winner?
TOM: Yes, we do! Our winner this week is Alison Haskins from Oxford, Ohio. Congratulations, Alison!
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