The Luck Virus was discovered by Dave Lister on a ship, and was left in Starbug along with the Sexual Magnetism Virus when it crashed into the newly regenerated Red Dwarf at the beginning of Red Dwarf VIII.

Series VIIIEdit

In Back to the Red, Arnold Rimmer found both viruses and used each one to gain promotion onboard. Lister rubbed his finger against the test tube of virus to escape from prison and used it to help his other friends escape.