# Interesting Question of the Day – 14 October 2015

One week in 1980, Maureen Wilcox of America played the lottery twice, picked the correct numbers twice, but didn’t win anything.

Why not? (The odds on this are far more slim than winning the lottery.)

The first player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

Picked the right numbers but for the alternating tickets/date?

Pretty close.

She picked the correct numbers for the opposite lottery draws. So the numbers for the first draw matche the second draw and vice versa. Unlucky! Hopefully this answer will be lucky for me as I’m feeling thirsty. 😀

That’s exactly it.

She picked the Massachusetts numbers in Rhode Island and the Rhode Island numbers in Massachusetts.