And the lucky number is ... 911!
09/12/02 - It's no hoax: the winning numbers drawn in New York's Numbers lottery on Wednesday, 9/11 - the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center - were 9...1...1.
"It's destiny," some observers said of the extraordinary-seeming event. Others used words like "eerie" and "spooky" to describe it.
Significance is in the eye of the beholder.
"People tend to read into these things," said Christopher Rump, a probability expert at the University of Buffalo. He told the Associated Press he found the lottery results a bit surprising, but not bizarre.
Lottery officials say 5,631 prescient individuals - or were they just lucky? - picked the 9/11 winning sequence.