The Good News: Woman With Breast Cancer Wins Lottery…TWICE
“For us to have the good fortune of winning not just one big prize but two, we are just very thankful for that."
Gina Short has been battling breast cancer for six years. First, she won $1 million in the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing in February in the North Carolina Education Lottery. That was shocking enough; she said, "you've got the wrong girl." She decided to take the lump sum payment of $415,000.
Then, in April, she said that she was feeling "lucky." She asked her husband to purchase an All or Nothing draw ticket at a grocery store. Just for some perspective, her odds of winning were 1 in 2.7 million.
And she won.
She took the lump sum payout $175,125 of the $250,000. She says that she and her husband will use the money to pay for cancer treatments.
This woman has fought hard enough; she's earned every penny (and more) of these winning. Congratulations, Gina!