‘Lost’ in the numbers: MegaMillions winners use Hurley’s lotto combo

Jan. 06, 2011 | 4:37 a.m.

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When Mega Millions conducted its lottery drawing on Tuesday night, millions of “Lost” fans wondered, Haven’t we seen those numbers before? On the television show, the character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes played the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 and ended up winning the $114-million jackpot. In real life, the lotto’s selections for its $355-million prize — 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and the crucial “Mega ball,” 42 — included four of Hurley’s numbers. According to the Mega Millions website, which reported receiving “unprecedented traffic” after the drawing, 41,763 people matched those four numbers, earning $150 apiece. Of course, there’s no way to tell just how many of those people were playing all of Hurley’s numbers. But “Lost” executive producer Damon Lindelof celebrated by tweeting his own figures…


– Melissa Maerz


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One Response to ‘Lost’ in the numbers: MegaMillions winners use Hurley’s lotto combo

  1. thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my digg account

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