Feel Good Story Of The Week Coming At Us From This Family Who Won The Lottery After Mom Beat Cancer

by 3 years ago

Stories like these are half the reason I get out of bed in the morning. The other half is that I still live with my parents and they always start making a lot of noise around 8:30 to make sure I don’t “waste the day”. But, for argument’s sake, it’s the feel good stories. Especially in today’s day and age. It feels like every time I turn my TV on, something horrible has happened. So it’s a relief to be able to read something that actually brightens your day. Like this English family who won a jackpot that equates to about $81,300,000.

Via The Sun:

“Stephanie Davies, 23, reluctantly bought a ticket on Friday night after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one. The 53-year-old was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success. Sonia, who works as an administration assistant, had cancer in the parathyroid glands in her neck.

After recovering from the disease and scooping her life-changing win, she said: “What a roller coaster of a week we’ve had. I had my operation on Wednesday and until then, we didn’t know how serious it was. They told me that if it hadn’t been removed it would have been fatal – and at the very least I would have lost my voice within a year. They managed to give me the all clear straight after the operation, so as you would imagine, we were on cloud nine. We were about to return home to celebrate our brilliant news. Keith was scanning his emails and read about the EuroMillions rollover. He was convinced that we were the luckiest people on the planet and definitely on a winning streak after the success of my op, so we called up my daughter Courtney to ask her to go and buy a ticket. She was travelling and wasn’t able to change her plans so we called Stephanie instead as something told us we needed to get a ticket – and the rest is history!”

Sonia Davies and her two daughters Courtney, 19, and Stephanie, 23, will each enjoy a £12,220,488.58 share of the enormous jackpot. Stephanie’s partner Steve, 30, and Sonia’s partner Keith Reynolds, 55, are the other two lucky winners in the five person syndicate.”

So one: fuck cancer. I’m so into this. I wish we could give everyone who beats cancer $81 million. Hell, let’s just give everyone who has cancer $81 million. We’ll already probably never pay off the national debt. Give it the people with cancer. The only issue I’m taking with this story is that this family’s luck has run out. You don’t beat cancer and then win the lottery and still have good things happen to you down the line. They had two helpings of like the best luck in the world. The triple threat would be surviving a bullet being shot directly into their brain with no brain damage after winning the lottery. People just don’t have that kind of luck. This family will hit every red light for the rest of life. But it’s ok, because they won’t be driving.

[h/t Coed]

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