“I was already happy because it was my last round of chemo,” Ronnie Foster, a retired Department of Transportation worker, told ABC News. “Winning this made it my lucky day.”
Foster was in his way to the hospital when he visited the Short Stop convenience store in Beulaville and bought a $1 “Win It All” scratch-off ticket. He won $5, so he decided to press his luck and buy two more tickets, this time of the $5 variety.
“I decided to trade it in for a $5 ticket. At the last second, I decided to buy two tickets instead of one,” said Foster.
After not winning anything on the first $5 “Win It All” lottery ticket, he hit the jackpot on ticket number two.
“I saw all those zeroes and I froze. I didn’t believe it until I gave it to the clerk at the counter to scan,” said Foster. “When it showed, ‘Go to lottery headquarters,’ I started shaking. I couldn’t believe it.”
After taxes, Foster ended up taking home a cool $141,501 which he says he will use to help to pay his medical bills.
“This will make it a whole lot easier,” said Foster.
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