We all have our lucky numbers. Some of us have other people’s lucky numbers.
Some fans of the hit television show LOST routinely play Hugo “Hurley” Reyes’ winning numbers of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42, which were responsible for the character’s winning a cursed jackpot of $114 million.
According a tweet from series co-creator Damon Lindelof, 9,078 people played those numbers on last night’s Mega Millions lottery, worth $335 million. And in a crazy turn of events, four of those numbers actually came in on Tuesday. Each fan of the show won themselves $150, as the TODAY Show notes, “just about enough to buy the series on DVD.”
The full winning numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot were 4, 8, 15, 25, and 47, plus the Mega Ball of 42. The two winners are located in Washington and Idaho and have yet to claim their prize.
The problem? Now those 9,078 people will have to endure years of fat jokes from Sawyer.