'A coincidence can be logically defined as a surprising concurrence of events, perceived as meaningfully related, with no apparent causal connection.' Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Carl Jung
A coincidence can be logically defined as a surprising concurrence of events, perceived as meaningfully related..."
Carl Jung's theory of Synchronicity, somewhat summarized above, attempts to explain coincidences in personal lives as an extension and/or communication from ones psyche, God, or guardian angel in a somewhat rational guise. One could also argue that Historical Coincidence or societal synchronicity are of the same genre and that synchronicity and coincidence is the 'language of the Gods'.
Some Coincidences follow patterns that have been referred to as Sacred Geometry and repeat in loops - creating the illusion of linear time.
The most incredible mysteries yet to be deciphered are hidden behind the cloak of non-sense. Forever dismissed to the 'National Enquirer ' dung-heap of Human thought. A dung-heap as we all know, eventually becomes potent fertilizer.
November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the presidential election thanks in a large part from the ballots cast in Illinois, his Home State. The following day - November 5, the winning combination in the lottery of Illinois was 6-6-6.
It's hardly the first improbable lottery event. "We print winning numbers in advance!" headlined Oregon's Columbian on July 3, 2000.
State lottery officials were incredulous when the newspaper announced their 6-8-5-5 winning Pick 4 numbers for June 28 in advance. Actually, the Columbian's computers had crashed. In the scramble to re-create a news page, a copy editor accidentally included Virginia's Pick 4 numbers, which were the exact numbers that Oregon was about to draw.
On 12 November 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, bound for the Dominican Republic from NYC crashed shortly after take-off.
The state of New Jersey holds two Pick-3 lottery drawings per day, and on 12 November the numbers selected for the evening draw matched the number of the crashed flight: 5-8-7.
Even more coincidentally, the same numbers has been selected for the earlier mid-day draw, with the two digits transposed: 5-7-8.
On 9-11-01 the New York State Lottery's evening number game popped up the numbers 9-1-1. On Sept. 11, 2002 [9/11/02] the New York State lottery numbers again came up 911.
On 9-11-11, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the first three winners at the Belmont Park racetrack in New York were horses bearing the numbers 9, 1 and 1.
In 2005, a Powerball drawing had 110 second-place winners. All 110 players got five of the six numbers correct and ended up winning a total of $19 million.
Lottery officials suspected fraud, statistically it was next to impossible to be that many second place winners. How could 110 people possibly have picked the same exact winning numbers ?
As ticket holders came forward to claim their winnings, it was discovered that players had chosen their numbers based on a fortune cookie. The Chinese Food company had picked the winning Power ball numbers printed those numbers on thousands of fortune cookies. The lucky players chose those numbers and won.
A woman in Texas has won the lottery four times for over $20 million dollars.
The odds of this happening are astronomical and borderline impossible. The women has a PhD from Stanford University with a specialization in statistics.
Bill Morgan, an Australian truck driver was declared dead after an accident - his heart stopped. He "came back to life" after 14 minutes. More than a year after the accident, he won a car worth $17,000 through a scratch-and-win lottery ticket.
As he was re-enacting his win for Television, he scratched a random ticket and won $170,000.
In 2012, a woman named Virginia from Virginia bought two lottery tickets in Virginia at the same store, at the same time - both were $1 million winners. If your name is Virginia and you are ever in Virginia be sure to stop at the Olde Stone Truck Stop in Clear Brook, Va. and buy two lottery tickets.
In 2006, a Toronto Canada woman - Mary Wollens, bought two tickets from different stores, playing numbers that had come to her in a dream. She won $8 million on both tickets $16 million total
'I was lying in bed and I had a dream about numbers so I wrote them down when I woke up' - Toronto Sun
Diane and Kerry Carmichael of Arizona, won the $1 million Powerball draw in 1995. as their $125,000 annuity on their $2.5 million win was set to expire in 2013 they won the lottery again.
THE odds against being so lucky were mind-boggling - more than five trillion to one." as per the Daily Mail . But an englishman named Mike McDermott did it. In June 2015 he won 194,500 lbs. and not long thereafter - with the same numbers he won again - this time for 121,157 lbs. The odds are calculated at 5,400,000, 000,000 to one
Two 2009 lottery winners in China each won 5 million yuan, they lived thousands of miles away from one another.
The two china men picked identical numbers at the same exact second. They were both purchased on April 26, 2009 at 10:17:12 - and their tickets prove this.
As per the article translated in the Modern Evening Times from a Chinese newspaper, 'Interestingly, the two big winners also had the same height, weight, and blood type.'
The article went on to quote an assistant professor of mathematics at Heilongjiang University "Suppose you pick a two-digit number using the digits 1 to 9. That makes 81 combinations. If you have two seven-digit numbers with an identical sequence, the probability is 1/282429536481 (one in 81x81x81x81x81x81), or roughly one in 282 billion. And when you factor in the two players thousands of kilometers apart who bought tickets at precisely the same second, the probability approaches zero.'