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Great-grandpa wins $100,000 Mass. lottery by playing Red Sox jersey numbers

John Tomase
November 09, 2018 - 3:31 pm

The Red Sox just keep finding new ways to come up winners.

Their lastest success? The lottery.

A great-grandfather from Templeton, Mass. won $100,000 in the Mass Cash game on Monday by playing five jersey numbers belonging to Red Sox players.

Jim Aylward Jr. (should we call him JAJ?) hit it big with 11-16-19-22-25, which he played in honor of Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello, and World Series MVP Steve Pearce, respectively. The combination "represents the numbers of two young stars, a dazzling outfielder, a starting pitcher and the series MVP," the Lottery wrote in a news release.

Aylward bought his $1 ticket at a Cumberland Farms in East Templeton. He has five children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He bought the ticket a week after the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in the World Series for their fourth title since 2004.