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Man Who Survived Cancer Twice Wins Lottery Jackpot

'I am a very lucky guy,' Oregon man says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2019 4:06 AM CDT
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The cafe that sold the ticket to MacDonald will get a 1% bonus of his winnings.   (Getty Images/krasnopolski)

(Newser) – An Oregon man who beat cancer twice beat the odds and won a $4.6 million lottery jackpot, officials say. Stu MacDonald's wife usually tells him to "get the winning ticket" before he buys his weekly Megabucks ticket—but she forgot on Sept. 7, and he ended up winning, lottery officials say in a press release. "I am a very lucky guy," the Bend resident said. "I have survived cancer twice and here I am. This is amazing." MacDonald opted to take the $2.3 million lump sum payment, leaving him with $1.56 million after taxes, ABC News reports. (This North Carolina man won a $344 million jackpot using numbers from a fortune cookie.)

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