Tuesday's winning Pick 5 numbers for the D.C. Lottery might cause the more superstitiously inclined to start looking over their shoulders -- as it turns out, nine lucky people will cash in on their 66666 pick. I know. If there were six winners, it would be even better. But as it is, it's pretty good.
Most of the winners snagged the $25,000 prize on a $1 ticket, but a few played more than one ticket and scored even more cash. Jerome Bowling, a mortician who lives in the District, was the biggest winner and cashed in five DC 5 tickets valued at $50,000 each for a total of $250,000 in winnings, according to the Lottery. Reginia Aughtry of Maryland won $150,000 on two tickets and Sirgota Sima, who said he plays his tickets randomly, won $50,000 on two tickets.
All told, the lottery doled out $825,550 in total winnings.
The number six, especially the combo 666, is often associated with Satan, demons and other scary underworld things. But according to several Google searches (beware of the images that pop up when searching such things), the number is also associated with the sun and earth. It has roots in the ancient Babylonians, who worshiped gods associated with the sun, moon and visible planets of solar system, according to one website.