Man with stage 4 cancer wins $250,000 in North Carolina lottery
Stage 4 cancer patient wins 250 grand in North Carolina lottery.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — A man who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer has big plans after hitting the lottery jackpot.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Richard Beare won $250,000 in the North Carolina Education Lottery two weeks ago, from a ticket he got at a QuikTrip store.
The retired mechanic said in a state press release that he rarely plays, but stopped to get a Powerball ticket after his wife told him to, since the jackpot was pretty high.
He ended up also getting four scratch-off Carolina Black tickets, and won the prize on the last ticket.
Beare had to get the store clerk to explain the game to him, and when he told her he just won 250 grand, she was super shocked.
The $250,000 prize money has whittled down to $176,876 after taxes, but it's still more than enough for Beare to take his wife on a dream vacation to Italy, since she's always wanted to visit.
Who knew a random stop could lead to some incredibly good fortune?
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