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January 5th, 2011
06:24 AM ET

Winning $355M lottery tickets sold in Idaho, Wash. state

(CNN)– Two tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.

The owners of those tickets, purchased in Idaho and Washington, will split the estimated $355 million jackpot.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with 42 being the Mega Ball number.

It also paid to be a fan of the TV show, "Lost." Four of the six numbers drawn in the Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery matched the numbers immortalized by the Lost character Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, who hit a $114 million jackpot off them – only to be haunted by the same numbers in later episodes.

If you played Hurley's numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42), you won $150, according to a payout table on the Mega Millions website, though the same table noted that fixed prizes such as the $150 one "may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and (be) lower than" that amount.

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  1. Lorne

    I have been working on this all morning and the way I figure it you have just a great a chance of winning if you don't buy a ticket than if you do.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  2. Anthony Foote

    Congratulation to the people who won, I however am still living the same life with four numbers on one ticket. And the other two on another. The effect the lottery has on somebody even though you know your chances are slim are so great that its unbearable when you loose. Maybe next time 🙂

    January 5, 2011 at 7:34 am |