Tuesday, January 4, 2011
If you're one of the people that pick your own numbers when playing the lottery, usually you base your picks off of birthdays, the numbers of favorite athletes, and perhaps your age. But if you really like to get creative, you may look elsewhere for inspiration. One set of numbers that I have used in the past was the lottery numbers from the show "Lost" (the numbers weren't just for the lottery, as they showed up in countless other places throughout the show, including in the above picture of a hatch that was built on the Island). If you played those numbers Wednesday night - which I did not - you would have won a cool $150.
It'll be interesting to see just how many people won this way, and I'm guessing it's going to be more than people think. The actual Mega Millions numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, 47, 42. As you can see above, that's off by just two numbers. In fact, any Lost fan watching the drawing had to be flipping out by the time they rattled off the number 15. So you may not be waking up this morning as the winner of $355 million, but depending on just how big of a Lost fan you are, you may find yourself with some extra pocket change lying around.