Mega millions numbers have eerie connection to “Lost”

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There are only two jackpot winners from Tuesday’s near-record Mega Millions lottery drawing, officials say, but for millions of Americans who watched the hit television series “Lost,” the winning numbers seem… oddly familiar.

Early in the show, viewers are introduced to a series of six numbers – 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 – that start turning up everywhere: in inscriptions, as a code that needs to be put in a computer. Viewers eventually learn that they are lottery numbers, the ones that character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes used to win millions, only to suffer a series of spectacular misfortunes.

Tuesday’s real world winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42. Ok, so it’s not a perfect match, but it does have a pretty familiar ring, especially with the matches coming in the first three slots and the all-important “Mega ball” kicker.

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