This is an incredible sequence of numbers! For both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 to have no doubles for this length of time is impossible, if you look at the odds. I completely agree that something very wrong is happening here.
Tennessee lottery players, you have my sympathies. Your lottery appears to be screwed up.
Tennessee Lottery: What a bright decision to look a gift horse in the mouth, and to throw away real drawings for this nonsense.
Those who want to try this out at home: Go to the Lottery Post Quick Pick Generator and generate a set of 46 Pick 3 numbers, and 46 Pick 4 numbers. See how many doubles you get. Run it a few times and see if you ever get no doubles.
I personally believe the Tennessee Lottery has made a false statement when they said, "For any one drawing, each of the available combinations of numbers has the same likelihood of being selected." When there are no doubles ever drawn, that means every drawing, depending on the first and second numbers selected, there are a whole series of numbers that are impossible to be drawn. Thus, each number would not have the same chance of being drawn.
I wonder when they will flip the switch to start allowing doubles to appear.