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North Carolina Man Diagnosed With Cancer, Wins Lottery

A Well Deserved Gift

April 3, 2019

It's difficult to love this story as much as I want to, becuase the overall result makes me so sad. 

Richard Beare, out of North Carolina just got diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. However, he visited a Quick Trip a couple days ago and grabbed a lottery ticket while he was there because his wife asked him to do so. She said the jackpot was too high not to. 

Fast forward to right now, 

Richard won 250,000.00 on that scratch off. 

“She said it meant I won a prize. I told her, ‘Well, I guess we just won $250,000, then,’” Beare said. “She was in shock and just kept looking back and forth to me and the ticket.” He said. 

After taxes, the two took home 176,000.00. Not too shabby!

When asked what the money would be used for, Beare said; “I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself,” he said. “My wife has always wanted to go to Italy, since that’s where her descendants are from. Now I can take her.”

Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.