“Lucky” Lottery Terminal to Visit Patriots Proshop Wednesday


Machine that sold $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket hoping to share luck with Patriots fans as they gear up for big game; shoppers will also have opportunity to earn spin on Lottery prize wheel to win merchandise prize.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Tuesday, January 30, 2018) – The Massachusetts State Lottery terminal that produced the record-setting $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket last August, now affectionately known as “Lucky,” will be at the Patriots ProShop on Wednesday, January 31 hoping to share his positive aura with Patriots fans as they gear up for Sunday’s big game.

From noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, shoppers will have the opportunity to meet Lucky, who of course will be sporting Patriots apparel, and take their photo with him.  With the purchase of a Mass. Lottery “5X Champions” $5 instant “scratch” ticket at the Patriots ProShop, those age 18 or older will have the opportunity to spin the Lottery prize wheel for a chance to win a Patriots or Lottery merchandise prize.

Lucky had been employed at Pride Market, 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee, where Mavis Wanczyk purchased her ticket for the August 23, 2017 Powerball drawing that yielded her the largest jackpot prize ever won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.  He was soon retired and has been visiting various locations in the state since.

Launched prior to the start of the current football season, the “5X Champions” instant ticket is the Lottery’s fifth Patriots-branded offering since 2009, when Massachusetts introduced the lottery industry’s first scratch ticket to feature a National Football League team logo.  Players can win up to $200,000 instantly in the game.

Players also have the opportunity to enter their non-winning “5X Champions” tickets into Second Chance Drawings for opportunities to win exclusive experiential prizes, including VIP Season Ticket Packages, trips for two to a Patriots away game, home game ticket packages, Patriots merchandise and additional cash prizes.  One lucky Second Chance winner will have the opportunity to win up to $250,000 in an on-field Touchdown Challenge at halftime of a future Patriots regular season home game.  From now through Saturday, February 3 at 3 p.m., all non-winning “5X Champions” tickets entered will also be eligible to win a $500 cash prize in a separate “On to the Big Game” promotion.  A total of twenty $500 prizes will be awarded.