PINK HILL – Serendipity has struck in Lenoir County man making a pit stop in Duplin County. He bought a scratch off ticket and won over $200,000. Oh, and he was on his way to his final chemo therapy session when he decided to try his luck. Kicking cancer’s ass and wining the lottery in the same day? That’s called a ‘Two-fer.’
From ABC NEWS:
“[…] Ronnie Foster, of Pink Hill, North Carolina, found out that he’d won a $200,000 lottery prize as he made his way to his final cancer treatment, according to the NC Education Lottery.
“I was already happy because it was my last round of chemo,” Foster, who’s battling colon cancer, said in a statement Sunday. “Winning this made it my lucky day.” […]
“I bought a $1 ticket and won $5,” Foster said. “I decided to trade it in for a $5 ticket. At the last second, I decided to buy two tickets instead of one.” […]
“I saw all those zeroes, and I froze,” Foster said. “I didn’t believe it until I gave it to the clerk at the counter to scan. When it showed, ‘Go to lottery headquarters,’ I started shaking. I couldn’t believe it.”
He ended up taking home $141,501 after taxes, according to the commission. […]”
Foster said he plans to use the money to help with some medical costs from surviving cancer and save the rest. Talk about a good day.