A Massachusetts grandfather has won a $ 100,000 lottery prize by taking the numbers from five of the winning Boston Red Sox from the World Series.
The lottery said in a statement that the 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., from Templeton, won the prize in Monday's Mass Cash drawing with the numbers 11-16-19-22-25. He claimed his prize Wednesday.
These are the numbers of Red Sox players Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello and World Series MVP Steve Pearce.
Jim Aylward Jr. used the back numbers of Red Sox players Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello and World Series MVP Steve Pearce to win the lottery
The Boston Red Sox celebrate with the World Series trophy after their 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five and win the 2018 World Series at the Dodger Stadium on October 28
The numbers represent two young stars, a dazzling outfielder, a starting pitcher and the series MVP & # 39 ;, said the lottery in a release.
Aylward has five children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In October, the Red Sox defeated National League-champion Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to capture the ninth World Series franchise title, and its fourth in the last 15 years.
Benintendi, Bradley, Pearce and Devers combined for five homeruns and two doubles during the five-game series. Meanwhile, Porcello allowed only three hits and one earned point in his only start of the series.
Aylward is not the only one to celebrate next to the victory in the World Series. Red Sox rightfielder Mookie Betts became father on 6 November.
"Never knew what unconditional love meant or how it felt until I met this little princess", wrote Betts about his newborn daughter on social media.
Red Sox, third baseman Rafael Devers (number 11) and pitcher Rick Porcello (No. 22) helped Aylward choose two of the five numbers he used to win $ 100,000 in the Massachusetts lottery
Steve Pearce & # 39; 25 was used to help Aylward win the Massachusetts lottery
Red Sox center fielder (No. 19) and left finder Andrew Benintendi (No. 16) gave Aylward two of the five numbers he used to win $ 100,000 in the Massachusetts lottery.