A heart surgery patient wins $1 million on a lottery ticket



Soon after undergoing open-heart surgery, a lucky Attleboro man won $1 million on a Massachusetts scratch-off ticket with the word “heart” on it.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, Alexander McLeish claimed the million-dollar reward on Friday.

The lottery stated in a statement that McLeish had surgery earlier this month. A longtime buddy sent him a letter and three lottery tickets as a get-well present. The winning ticket from the “$5,000,000 100X Cashword” game was among them.

McLeish’s narrative is full of fortuitous twists and turns, beginning with the ticket.

McLeish’s initials, A, W, and M, were the first three letters he scratched. But there was another coincidence: at the bottom of the winning puzzle, McLeish scribbled out the word “heart.”

Furthermore, this was not the first time McLeish’s acquaintance had showered good fortune on him. The Attleboro man informed the state lottery that he won $1,000 on a ticket he got as a birthday present from the same buddy several years earlier.

McLeish chose the cash option for his most recent triumph, earning a total of $650,000 before taxes.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, the winning ticket was purchased at Quickeez Beer, Wine, and Convenience Business in Carver, earning the store a $10,000 prize.