Twenty people won South Africa’s national lottery this week by picking the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The unusual sequence sparked thousands of comments on Twitter and Facebook, as many questioned if a scam occurred. The outcry prompted the country’s lottery regulator to respond over the “public scrutiny” of the draw.
The South African Lottery Commission’s internal investigation into Tuesday night’s lottery reportedly concluded the drawing wasn’t rigged.
“This occurrence, while uncommon, is not impossible,” the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) said in a statement.