In truth, the 6-6-6 sequence occurs regularly in Illinois Lottery drawings. Records reveal it has happened four other times this year, including three other Pick 3 drawings. In fact if you want to win, picking 6-6-6 seems a good bet. In 2008, the combination has appeared more often than any other similar sequence like 1-1-1 or 9-9-9. (A lottery spokeswoman declined to comment.)
Okay, so The One, isn't ... that One. What a relief. It's just a peculiar coincidence that this same series of numbers keeps coming up in Illinois' Lottery this year.