ATTLEBORO (CBS) – You’d be hard-pressed to find a more “heartwarming” lottery winning story than what recently happened to an Attleboro man.
Alexander McLeish, who had open-heart surgery in early November, won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$5,000,000 100X Cashword” instant ticket game after a friend send you a welfare card with three lottery tickets inside.
After marking the “Your Letters” section of one of the tickets, the first three letters are McLeish’s initials, which is “AWM.” The word that appears in the bottom row of the winning ticket is “HEART”.
McLeish accepted the award on Friday. He chose the cash option, which would pay him $650,000 before taxes.
McLeish told the Massachusetts State Lottery that he won $1,000 on a lottery ticket years ago given to him by a friend as a birthday present.
The winning ticket for the McLeish was purchased at a store in Carver.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/11/29/massachusetts-state-lottery-attleboro-man-winner-alexander-mcleish-heart-surgery/ Attleboro man wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket given to him after heart surgery – CBS Boston