Strangers win raffle jackpot at Boston Red Sox game, walk away with $18,000

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Strangers win $18,000, new friendship
Two strangers, sitting next to each other, hit a 50/50 jackpot at a Red Sox game after agreeing to buy a ticket and split the proceeds if they won.

BOSTON (KGO) -- Two baseball fans entered Fenway Park as perfect strangers. They left with a newfound friendship and thousands of dollars in their pockets.

A California man sat next to a Massachusetts man at Friday's Boston Red Sox game.

They decided to buy a charity 50/50 raffle ticket together and agreed to split the $18,000 prize if they won.

Luck was on their side because that's exactly what happened.

The Red Sox Foundation says the two baseball fans are now lifelong friends.