This may be a total coincidence. But, it’s downright freaky, nonetheless! Remember Hurley‘s lottery curse on the TV show “Lost?” His “Mega Lotto” numbers were 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and the Mega number 42. Last night’s Mega Millions winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and the Mega ball number 42. That’s pretty darn close!!! WIll last night’s winners be cursed like Hurley, too?
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The name of the Mega Millions winner from last night’s Mega Millions jackpot of $355 million has yet to be announced, but new reports are coming in that there were actually two winning tickets with the Mega Millions winning numbers, one from Idaho, and one from Washington. The Mega Millions cash payout is around $224 million.
The Mega Millions winning numbers are causing quite a stir today, because they are almost identical to the winning lottery ticket numbers from the hit TV series, “Lost.” The Mega Millions winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and the mega ball number 42. On Lost, Hurley’s winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.
Hurley’s character on “Lost” started a frenzy over the whole “lottery curse”, leading many to wonder if the curse is real.
Judging from examples of some real-life lottery jackpot winners, it definitely seems like the curse is not a myth.
A man named Abraham Shakespeare won a $31 million dollar jackpot in Florida in 2006. After being harassed by family members for money, being accused of stealing the winning ticket, and having his girlfriend steal millions of his winnings, he wishes he’d never won the lottery. After he disappeared, police discovered that the girlfriend had taken his life.
In 2002, Jack Whittaker won the $315 million powerball jackpot in West Virginia. He wound up having millions of dollars stolen from him, and having his granddaughter and her boyfriend lose their lives from a drug overdose. Not long after their deaths, he lost his daughter to a drug overdose as well.
A man named Jeffrey Dampler won $20 million in 1996 in the Illinois lotto, and used the money to help his family. In 2005, his sister-in-law lured him to her apartment after telling him she was having car trouble. When he got there, she and her boyfriend kidnapped Dampler, and wound up shooting him. Another life lost over the lottery curse.
Winning the lottery is a dream of many people, but judging from these stories, and several other tragic lottery winner examples, it seems as though the “Lost” lottery curse is real.