On the television show, the character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes played the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 and ended up winning the $114-million jackpot. In real life, the lotto’s selections for its $355-million prize — 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and the crucial “Mega ball,” 42 — included four of Hurley’s numbers. According to the Mega Millions website, which reported receiving “unprecedented traffic” after the drawing, 41,763 people matched those four numbers, earning $150 apiece.

via The LA Times

The LAT article correctly notes that it’s impossible to know how many of those 41,763 winners played because of the Lost connection, but it’s fun to know, even though perhaps not statistically significant.

What’s the wackiest thing you’ve ever done in connection with a TV show?

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