Lost Numbers Hit for 9,000 in Mega Millions Lottery

Lost Numbers Hit for 9,000 in Mega Millions Lottery

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Quizzical television series Lost is responsible for a recent lottery win by thousands of people.

Lost has provided hours upon hours of confusing entertainment for its fans, but is also now responsible for a widespread lottery win. This week's Mega Millions lottery drawing replicated Lost's prominent number set closely enough to provide 9,000 people with $150.

The numbers from Lost were a very mysterious part of the show. Hurley, played by Jorge Garcia, won $150 million in the lottery with numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 after hearing them from someone at an insane asylum. Unfortunately, the numbers apparently curse his life. The numbers later appear in various other locations, including a strange underground facility, and other spoilerific areas of the show.

Two people hit the Mega Millions jackpot of $380 million this week, but the real story is the drawing's close relation to Lost. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, and 42 (the bonus ball), only two off from Hurley's cursed number set. 25,587 people matched three numbers and the bonus ball, with Lost producer Damon Lindelof tweeting that 9,078 people played Hurley's numbers for their $150 wins.

I'm actually glad that the Lost numbers didn't fully hit, because then we'd have thousands of people bringing their bad luck all over the world. It'd also be a little too creepy for my liking. I did notice that the Lost collection is selling on Amazon for $148.99 right now, just shy of $150. Were these lottery numbers pure coincidence, or a massive hoax to get people to buy DVDs? I think we've uncovered a Lost-sized conspiracy.

Source: CBS

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[insert >9000 joke here]

And now all those people are going to have shitty luck.

That's awesome. At first, I thought the numbers matched exactly and over 9000 were going to split the jackpot. Still, the fact that that many people won $150 (instead of Hurley's $150 million) and coincidentally can now purchase the Lost DVD collection is kinda cool, and a bit creepy.

another 9000 lives that will b ruined thanks to watching Lost

Aptspire:
[insert >9000 joke here]

Dammit you >.<

...What!!?? there's no way that can be right!!

Hey Vegeta, how many people won the lottery?

It's over 9000!!!

theComposer:
That's awesome. At first, I thought the numbers matched exactly and over 9000 were going to split the jackpot. Still, the fact that that many people won $150 (instead of Hurley's $150 million) and coincidentally can now purchase the Lost DVD collection is kinda cool, and a bit creepy.

I wanted to make a comment, but, there's really nothing else to say after your post. Creepy as all hell.

As a gigantic LOST fan(I was nowhere near as unhappy with the series finale as I probably should have been. I even liked it.), this pretty much makes my day. Awesome.

Its over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!

If these people decide to hop on a plane from Sydney to L.A and then that plane suddenly and mysteriously drops off the radar, I will freak out.

If this is a Lost conspiracy, we'll never know why because there will be so much crap going on they'll never answer half of the questions

I got the 3 plus the mega check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmvs_gD_-n4

The most I ever won in a lottery was 75 bucks, got me some beer and vidya games.

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
As a gigantic LOST fan(I was nowhere near as unhappy with the series finale as I probably should have been. I even liked it.), this pretty much makes my day. Awesome.

As a proper Lost fan you understood that ultimately the show was character-driven, and that the mysteries were secondary to the characters as a way of testing them and driving them through their respective arcs.

(Also, I haz theory on Walt - at least as to why he's "special", not some of the other stuff - which seems to be the biggest thing people complain about not being answered. )

OT: But Hurley isn't cursed, not really, Jacob said so!

I was wondering when this day would happen but I never expected that many people using that numbers! Also those thousand of people only getting $150 remind me of that scene from Bruce Almighty.
I wonder how long it will be till we hear about those lottery winner claim he or she is now curse for using those numbers.

Woodsey:

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
As a gigantic LOST fan(I was nowhere near as unhappy with the series finale as I probably should have been. I even liked it.), this pretty much makes my day. Awesome.

As a proper Lost fan you understood that ultimately the show was character-driven, and that the mysteries were secondary to the characters as a way of testing them and driving them through their respective arcs.

(Also, I haz theory on Walt - at least as to why he's "special", not some of the other stuff - which seems to be the biggest thing people complain about not being answered. )

OT: But Hurley isn't cursed, not really, Jacob said so!

Exactly! Besides, a lot of the stuff that hear people complain about not being explained really was, just not directly. You had to put some pieces together yourself.

Walt really was a cop-out, though. I'm surprised they didn't bring him back after the whole "3 years later" thing. His age would have made sense after that!

ForgottenPr0digy:
Its over 9000!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh... a DBZ reference. No wonder I didn't get it.

Anyway that's pretty cool although I guess people should know better than to pick numbers that are popular in this way.

Um... yay? I never liked Lost, and I've never like gambling... so....

I, for one, will never forgive Lost for including 23, the holy number of Discordianism, and 42, the holy number of Adams fans, without explanation.

My betting strategy has consistently paid off every time. It consists of taking the money I would spend on lottery tickets and pretending I won it on the lottery. I make thousands a year.

Why in God's name would anyone pick the lost numbers for the lottery?

I mean just say you hit the jackpot. You know loads of people picked it, so the reward is minuscule by comparison!

Great. Now prove that this is actually statistically significant, and not some dumb thing because of the huge amount of people being in such a lottery, the frankly disturbing amounts of lotteries and a bunch of other factors I'm forgetting right now. If that happens to be true, then I'll be impressed.

Outright Villainy:
Why in God's name would anyone pick the lost numbers for the lottery?

I mean just say you hit the jackpot. You know loads of people picked it, so the reward is minuscule by comparison!

The worst thing is you now can't tell these people they're idiots for that because they'll counter it did win them $150.

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:

Woodsey:

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
As a gigantic LOST fan(I was nowhere near as unhappy with the series finale as I probably should have been. I even liked it.), this pretty much makes my day. Awesome.

As a proper Lost fan you understood that ultimately the show was character-driven, and that the mysteries were secondary to the characters as a way of testing them and driving them through their respective arcs.

(Also, I haz theory on Walt - at least as to why he's "special", not some of the other stuff - which seems to be the biggest thing people complain about not being answered. )

OT: But Hurley isn't cursed, not really, Jacob said so!

Exactly! Besides, a lot of the stuff that hear people complain about not being explained really was, just not directly. You had to put some pieces together yourself.

Walt really was a cop-out, though. I'm surprised they didn't bring him back after the whole "3 years later" thing. His age would have made sense after that!

Well, I think he'd been out of it for so long that it would have felt like he was dragged back in just for the purpose of explaining it, as opposed to any actual need for the character.

The Dharma initiative is behind this! Now we'll just have to wait three seasons to find out why they did it!

So the lottery only revealed 4/6 of the numbers? Typical Lost...

Lost? The numbers? 9000?!!!?! 150? Wow i guess the stars aligned or something. Or maybe we just have FAR to many meaningful numbers and sequences of numbers.

 

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