You folks have bad memories, we've been through this:
Not too long ago we discussed the winners, how there were more from Idaho or Wyoming, or even an Iowa - a sparse state regardless of which one - when there were none from Pennsylvania. *BUT* go back a few years, and there were winners from PA.
And don't be putting words in my mouth - I didn't say the lottery is not random.
Having to explain YET AGAIN, if you read my first posting, I simply asked how often one state will win consecutive jackpots-in-a-row. I'm sure it's happened, but I don't think it's too often.
OK, I did some quickie research:
I went back to just Late/2003, we've had around 44 Powerball jackpot winners since then, and of those, this is the consecutive states hit:
IND 10/25/03 (shr) - 10/29/03 - 11/05/03 - three in a row
PA 5/8/04 - 5/29/04
MN 7/7/04 - 8/14/04
PA 12/8/04 - 12/22/04 (shr)
MO 2/18/06 - 4/12/06
So it DOES happen, and more often that I would have guessed.