Here's where I got the artical, our local news station:
911 Drawn In 9/11 N.Y. Lottery
Officials Stress That Standard Procedure Was Used
POSTED: 10:27 p.m. EDT September 11, 2002
ALBANY, N.Y. -- On the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a date often referred to simply as 9/11, the evening numbers drawn in the New York Lottery were 9-1-1.
A lottery spokeswoman says "the numbers were picked in the standard random fashion using all the same protocols. It's just the way the numbers came up."
Lottery officials won't know until Thursday morning how many people played that number or the payout for winning.
The state lottery uses numbered balls circulating in a machine in a studio at the Lottery office.
For the evening numbers game, three levers are pressed, and three balls are randomly brought up into tubes and then displayed on top.
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