If you watched “Lost”, you probably remember the set of six numbers that kept coming up over and over again. If you didn’t watch it . . . um . . . the same six numbers kept coming up over and over again. Those numbers were four, eight, 15, 16, 23, and 42.On “Lost”, the chubby guy named Hurley won the lottery using those six numbers. On Tuesday . . . it almost happened in real life.
In the huge $380 million Mega Millions drawing, four of the six numbers from “Lost” were drawn. The winning numbers were four, eight, 15, 25, 47, and the Mega Ball was 42.
According to Damon Lindelof, one of the creators of “Lost”, 9,078 people played Hurley’s numbers in the Mega Millions drawing. And for getting four numbers right, each of them takes home . . . $150. Yeah, not so spectacular.
The Mega Millions people say that 26,000 people had four of the six numbers right.
Two people actually got all of the numbers right, so they’ll get a real jackpot . . . $190 million each, or $81 million if they take the lump sum. One was in Washington and one was in Idaho. By the way if you know the one in Washington, would you tell him that I have an idea that is going to make him millions?