Hey Everyone!
I’m sure most Lost fans in the states heard about the Idaho megaball winning numbers amazing similarity to the Lost numbers..
Honestly, my first reaction was, so what? Not big deal…It’s not exactly the same numbers…but then I started thinking, it is kind of amazing, because four out of the six numbers is indeed a very slim chance…

The first thing that is amazing, is 42 was the actual Megaball number… It’s the last number that has to be chosen by the player to win any earnings at all…. And 42 was the Megaball number when Hurley won the lottery! Having 42 be the actual Megaball number (or any select number being Megaball) has less than 1/50 chance itself…I think the calculation is 45/50 * 1/50= which is a 1.8% or 1 out of 55.55 happening! (basically the 45/50 comes from 42 being selected in the first 5 numbers not being Megaball)

And if I can remember my math right, the chances of getting those 4 exact numbers are (50*49*48)/(6*5*4)*(55.55) which is 1 out of 54,444!

I also read that if you played the Lost numbers, you would have won 150bux!

Please correct me on my math if anybody out there remembers permeutations better than me!

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