Hurley's Lost Numbers Turn Lucky for Lottery Players

Nearly 10,000 win $150 by playing them
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2011 10:28 AM CST
In this publicity image released by ABC, Matthew Fox, left, Jorge Garcia and Evangeline Lilly, right are shown in a scene from the finale of "Lost."   (AP Photo/ABC, Mario Perez)

(Newser) – Hurley’s lucky/unlucky number sequence from Lost was pretty lucky last night for the nearly 10,000 people who played it in the lottery. The winning sequence (4 8 15 25 47 42) included four of those infamous Lost numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42), and in the right order to boot, Celebuzz reports. PopEater notes that Lost show-runner Damon Lindelof tweeted, “9,078 people played Hurley's numbers in the Mega Millions tonight, each winning $150.” Click to see a video montage of the numbers showing up in Lost—including the time Hurley won the lottery with them.
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