There are only two jackpot winners from Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing, officials say, but for millions of Americans who watched the cult classic TV show Lost, the winning numbers seem eerily 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. Viewers eventually learn that they are lottery numbers used by character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes to win millions.
Tuesday’s real world winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42. It’s not an exact match but it’s still kind of familiar, especially with the matches coming in the first three slots.
Check out a clip of Hurley winning the lottery on Lost below:
Mega Millions said 25,587 tickets matched three of the winning numbers, plus the bonus number so anyone who played the Lost numbers would have won $150 per ticket. The two jackpot-level winning tickets were sold in Idaho and Washington state but the winners have not yet come forward. When they do, they’ll be getting about $177.5 million each, before taxes. [CBS News]