Monday December 15th, 2014

A New England Patriots fan was chosen to be part of a $1 million drawing at halftime of the team's game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and came away a winner with a little help from Tom Brady.

Ernest Tomascik was selected from over 965,000 entrants in a scratch-off second chance drawing. He had to step onto the field at Gillette Stadium and choose one of 24 envelopes, two of which contained a $1 million prize, according to Shutdown Corner.

The New Bedford, Mass., resident chose number 12 in honor of Tom Brady and became an instant millionaire.

Jay Cutler enjoys an 'ugly Christmas sweater' party

Tomascik would have been having a great day no matter what number he picked, as the remaining 22 envelopes all had a $100,000 prize in them, plus the Patriots rolled the Dolphins 41-13.

Brendan Maloy

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