The Asians are generally a bunch of superstitious people. To them (or even to some other cultures), numbers play a big part in superstition. While the number eight (8) is considered lucky, the number four (4) is a number to be avoided all because of the way ‘four’ is pronounced in Cantonese, Hokkien or Mandarin. The tone is very similar to the word ‘death’ hence is considered an unlucky number.
The Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciation for ‘eight’ is “baat” or “ba” which sounds similar to “fatt” meaning prosperity. Therefore the number eight is a very sought after number for car plate, house, telephone numbers or even bank account with the hope to strike gold bearing that number.
I guess there is no proven data that anyone get rich from holding on to any ‘magic’ number. Personally, I would tend to believe that if you strike gold or got rich, it is due to sheer hard work or luck if you are the lucky one in a million lotto winner..
What is your lucky number or do you believe that some numbers are luckier than others?