Yesterday was the drawing for Idaho’s $355 million dollar ‘Mega Millions’ sweepstakes and several thousand people are now richer thanks to the confusing mind-fuck of a show that was ABC‘s Lost. While only two tickets were a match to all six numbers, several thousands of these ‘Lost’ fans won using a very familiar set piece of the Lost mythology. No, they didn’t rig the lottery using that big black smoke monster/John Locke hybrid to win, these people used a special set of numbers fan favorite Hurley used to win $114 million.
Hugo “Hurley” Reyes only experienced bad luck after using the numbers mental patient Leonard Simms kept repeating over and over – 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42- but that didn’t stop these rabid fans. Now, no reports have come in yet saying any winner’s family or themselves have experienced any bad luck as of yet they did each win $150. In order to have actually won $150 each person would have need to match 3 regularly drawn numbers plus the Mega ball. The winning numbers being 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, and the Mega Ball 42, this is a strange case of art (nearly) imitating life. This must have been strange for anyone watching these numbers roll down the slot, eerily similar to the dramatic series.
Even though Hurley ended up with nothing but misfortune these lucky fans have him to thank for borrowing his “cursed” numbers to make a bit of good fortune for themselves. Now they just have to stay off all flights going anywhere for the rest of their lives.