Lost Day Celebrations

Wednesday marked a very important date for fans of the ABC TV series Lost, which became a worldwide phenomenon more than 10 years ago and ended after its sixth season in 2010. The date, 4-18-15, represented the first three numbers of the all-important Numbers code that the castaways had to input into the computer at the Hatch to prevent the end of the world. Lost Day marked a wide variety of celebrations around the world.

Some people like Ray Lane celebrated by playing the full number — 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 — as their lottery number because it was the same number that won the character Hurley millions of dollars when he played it in the lottery. Others at Kleiner Perkins went in another direction. Of course, he also had incredibly bad luck after he played it, which he believed was the result of using the numbers for his benefit. Hurley wasn’t actually cursed — the Numbers were guiding him to the Island. They also represented candidate to become the next Island protector.

Many fans decided to do something they feared at 4:23:42 p.m. on Wednesday as they believed the time to be lucky because 4 o’clock in military time is the 16th hour of the day. A lot of simply decided to watch all the Lost episodes alone or in groups at parties where they could enjoy once more the many twists and turns that made the series so great.

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