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Red Sox Jersey Numbers Prove Lucky for Lotto Winner

The 84-year-old won $100,000 in Massachusetts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 9, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce celebrates after his home run with Rafael Devers against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in World Series Game 3 on Oct. 17.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox, the AP reports. The lottery said in a statement that 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won the prize in Monday's Mass Cash drawing using the numbers 11-16-19-22-25. He claimed his prize Wednesday. Those are the jersey numbers of Red Sox players Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello, and World Series MVP Steve Pearce. The numbers represent "two young stars, a dazzling outfielder, a starting pitcher and the series MVP," the lottery said in a release. Aylward has five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. (This Iowa mom won big.)

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