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'Lost' Numbers Prove Lucky for Mega Millions Lottery Players

by PopEater Staff, posted Jan 5th 2011 10:25AM
Hurley's 'Lost' Numbers Win Money For Thousands of Lottery Players On 'Lost,' the infamous, mysterious "numbers" helped Hurley win his big lottery jackpot. And on Tuesday night, those same numbers gave many 'Lost' fans a (smaller) prize from the massive Mega Millions lottery.

The Mega Millions winning combo was 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, 42; two tickets matched all six numbers for the $355 million prize.

Four of those six winning digits were identical to the 'Lost' numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.

One of the now-finished series' show-runners, Damon Lindelof, tweeted about the coincidence:

Never seen 'Lost'? (Because, face it, if you watched the show, the numbers are embedded in your consciousness like your own birthday.) Here's a crash course on the numbers:

[Ed. note: Incidentally, I thought about playing the 'Lost' numbers as a joke last night, but decided against it! -- Kelly Woo]

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Problem is - if those numbers hit the jackpot, the lucky winners would have been sharing about 20,000 different ways!

That would turn the $380 million shared by the TWO winners into just $19,000.

Maybe not the best numbers to play then :-).

January 13 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John F.C. Taylor

I had a program on my old computer that picked numbers for me. Forgot about it when I bought new computer. Sigh! Never a big winner, but it sure made picking the numbers easier.

January 05 2011 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i played the numbers last night should have figured more people had the same idea

January 05 2011 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to sm1l3z's comment

I played them too! lol. I live in GA and did megaplier so I won 600. Sweet!

January 05 2011 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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