People are still LOST.
Thousands of people still play the “cursed numbers” from the TV show Lost on a regular basis. On the show, Hugo Reyes – Hurley to you and I – was obsessed with the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42, having learned them from another inmate in the asylum he spent some time in. The numbers played a pivotal role in the show’s plot, including Hurley winning the lottery when all six numbers came up. Of course, Hurley’s win was followed by a continuous string of bad luck, bringing loss, death and destruction to him and those around him.
Yesterday over 26,000 people won $150 each simply by playing those same numbers. Four of the six numbers selected in the real-life $355-million lottery matched Hurley’s picks; the winning Mega Millions numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42.
Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley, has been bombarded by reporters. His girlfriend’s tweet is priceless: “A tabloid news show just showed up at our FRONT DOOR hoping to get an intvw with Jorge about last night’s lotto #s. Is this really our life?”
That part of the story is fun.
Coincidence? Or Apocalypse?
To paraphrase another classic TV series, “Let’s be careful out there“…