A colon cancer patient won $200,000 on the lottery while traveling to hospital for his final chemotherapy treatment.
Ronnie Foster, of Pink Hill, North Carolina, scooped the jackpot on a Win It All scratch-off ticket, and claimed his prize Friday.
The retired transportation worker said: âI bought a $1 ticket and won $5. âI decided to trade it in for a $5 ticket. At the last second, I decided to buy two tickets instead of one.â
Foster said his first ticket was a dud â but that he was overcome with shock on realizing heâd won the maximum prize on the second one.
He recalled: âI saw all those zeroes and I froze. âI didnât believe it until I gave it to the clerk at the counter to scan.
âWhen it showed, âGo to lottery headquarters,â I started shaking. I couldnât believe it.â Fosterâs win came to $141,501 after tax, with the winner now planning to spend some of the cash on his medical bills, and save the rest.
He explained: âI have good insurance. âBut there is still some cost. This will make it a whole lot easier.â The Win It All ticket was released last December, and is scheduled to end in November. Foster won its last top prize.
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