Will the winners of Tuesday's night Mega Millions lottery worth $355 million be cursed the way the TV show Lost runs when winner Hurley became cursed after winning the same numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42?
The Mega Millions lottery has announced the final winning numbers 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and 42 and the winners are from Idaho and Washington state, triggering a joke on the online that the shoe winners may be cursed now. The jackpot money of $355 million will be shared by two persons from Idaho and Washington state.
Jim McCullar, 68, a retired Boeing Co. employee from Ephrata, who survived three heart attacks was the one while the other Idaho resident was not identified so far. McCullar won $190 million.
Mc Cular's wife Carolyn thought that he might have had fourth heart attack after seeing the news on TV. She had to move him repeatedly saying Are you OK? to which he finally said, Yeah, I'm perfect, reports UPI.
All we saw were predators and we were afraid to do anything until we got down here with police protection, McCullar told CNN. He has six children.
The Idaho winner, not identified so far, has 180 days to claim the prize. Another Van Nuys attorney Vince Ravine who could match five of six winning numbers will get $209,300.
Last time, in 2007 Mega Millions largest grand prize rose to $390 million and it was also won by two players and in 2005 the amount was $171 million which was split among seven people in California.
Mega Millions, played in 42 jurisdictions, began as the Big Game in 1996 and changed its name to Mega Millions in 2002.