84-Year-Old Man Wins Lottery By Playing Numbers of Red Sox Players After World Series Win

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Sometimes luck is on your side.

A World Series win followed up with a lottery win ain’t too shabby. According to the Associated Press, 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr. of Templeton, Mass., won $100,000 in Monday’s Mass Cash drawing by playing the numbers of five Red Sox players. Aylward won the prize with the numbers of Rafael Devers (11), Andrew Benintendi (16), Jackie Bradley Jr. (19), Rick Porcelli (22) and 2018 World Series MVP Steve Pearce (25).

If you’re like me, you’re thinking “why can’t this shit ever happen to me?”

My dad has spent a twisted amount of money on lottery tickets, always playing his three kids’ birthday numbers – nada. Nothin’. Psh.

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