I heard part of this story on the radio this morning and didn't believe it at first. Those of you who watch Lost will know that in the show the character Hurley won $156 million lottery with numbers from a patient in a mental institution: 04 08 15 16 23 42. Apparently the numbers are cursed and anyone who uses them ends up with bad luck.
For example, after winning the lottery Hurleys grandfather died at the press conference, his mother broke her ankle while being brought to see her new house, which then burned down and of course the plane he was on crashed on a mysterious desert island, where the numbers are an important plot feature.
Now in a typical luck of the Irish manner the winning numbers in the Irish Lotto on November 19th were 04 08 15 16 23 24. I hope none of those people watch Lost or they are going to be a little freaked next time they board a plane :-)