(one's) number comes up(redirected from somebody's number came up)
(one's) number comes up
One is selected for something by chance or at random, whether it be fortunate or unfortunate. All I heard were horror stories about the war in Vietnam. I'm not too proud to admit that when my number came up to serve, I very nearly absconded to Canada. He scans the lottery results every day to see if his number has finally come up.