Same MN paid in subsequent blocks

Sven

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I understand once a masternode gets paid, it's moved to the end of the payment queue again and the next payment will occur at some point after it moved up to the top 10% range, typically somewhere between 7-10 days.

I just browsed around the Dash blockchain and came across the two subsequent blocks 846851 and 846852:
https://explorer.dash.org/block/0000000000000032361ff26ea1c85afb0e3d797521c1f2811f37cee4ddb067d9
https://explorer.dash.org/block/00000000000000248c48a9c2a2dab6f1101a49ecab3c8c83fedaed34cee5e3e2

You can see the same masternode got paid in both blocks, only 4 minutes apart. How is this possible?
 

TaoOfSatoshi

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I understand once a masternode gets paid, it's moved to the end of the payment queue again and the next payment will occur at some point after it moved up to the top 10% range, typically somewhere between 7-10 days.

I just browsed around the Dash blockchain and came across the two subsequent blocks 846851 and 846852:
https://explorer.dash.org/block/0000000000000032361ff26ea1c85afb0e3d797521c1f2811f37cee4ddb067d9
https://explorer.dash.org/block/00000000000000248c48a9c2a2dab6f1101a49ecab3c8c83fedaed34cee5e3e2

You can see the same masternode got paid in both blocks, only 4 minutes apart. How is this possible?
This is a known event that sometimes happens with the current MN payment algorithm. It was just a very lucky node! In 12.4, with deterministic masternode payments, this shouldn’t happen in the future.