i was rewatching the season 1 episode numbers, which explains how Hurley got the infamous numbers that he used to win the lottery with and cause all sorts of bad luck to happen to him. in the scene where he visits Lenny, the guy who keeps repeeting the numbers in the mental institution, Hurley explains that he used the numbers to win the lottery. Lenny snaps out of his trance of repeating the numbers and starts yelling. one thing that he yells is that Hurley has "opened the box" by using the numbers. could this be the same magic box that Ben tells Locke about? personally i dont know, ive always thought that the magic box was a metaphor or something. any ideas?