Bobby Orr’s Boston Bruins jersey number might be a Massachusetts State Lottery winner’s lucky number after he won a $1 million prize.
James King of Chelmsford’s winning number on his ticket was 4, the same number his daughter wears on her hockey jersey in honor of Bobby Orr, he told the lottery.
The number 4 led King to win a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Fabulous Fortune” instant ticket game. He claimed the prize July 5 and chose the cash option on his prize. He then received a one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes.
King told the lottery that he plans on using some of his winnings to buy his wife a new car.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lemon Tree Food Shops in Lowell, which is located at 220 Appleton St. The store will also receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale.
Overall, there were more than 950 winning lottery tickets worth at least $600 claimed or sold July 5, including 29 in Springfield and 45 in Worcester.
The Massachusetts State Lottery releases a full list of all the winning tickets each day. The list only includes winning tickets worth more than $600.
The largest Massachusetts State Lottery prize won so far this year was for $15 million.
It was claimed by the P.M. Investment Trust of Fall River, which was represented by trustee Joseph H. Silvia. Silvia was then presented with a check for $6,922,500.