Jorge Garcia and Carlton Cuse respond to Mega Millions winning ‘Lost’ numbers


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Yes, Mega Millions has rewarded thousands of ‘Lost’ fans for playing Hurley’s special numbers in the lottery. But somehow, the whole thing is giving Jorge Garcia a not-so-celebratory feeling. ‘When will you people learn?’ the actor who played Hurley wrote on his blog. ‘The numbers are bad!’

At least they were bad for Hurley: Shortly after claiming his bounty from the fictional ‘Mega Lotto Jackpot,’ Hurley discovered that his luck had changed, and not for the better. His house burned down, and he was mistaken for a drug dealer by the police.


Online, some die-hard conspiracy theorists still believe that the numbers are cursed. On Twitter, fans pointed out that the winning ‘Lost’ numbers were chosen during a week when thousands of fish died and birds fell from the sky in Arkansas. Coincidence? If not, Carlton Cuse, executive producer of the show with Damon Lindelof, didn’t want to get into it. ‘I’m sure there is a larger, mystical reason this happened,’ he tweeted, ‘but in this case if it never gets explained, don’t blame me or Damon.’


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-- Melissa Maerz