Has there ever been a more deserving scratchie winner than Ronnie Foster?
The man from North Carolina was on his way to his last chemotherapy treatment after battling colon cancer when he decided to buy a $1 scratchie.
He won $5 with it and traded it in for two more. The first one, he won nothing – but the second one…
…he won $200,000 ($AU296,000)!
“I saw all those zeroes and I froze,” Foster told the lottery.
“I didn’t believe it until I gave it to the clerk at the counter to scan. When it showed, ‘Go to lottery headquarters,’ I started shaking. I couldn’t believe it.”
“I was already happy because it was my last round of chemo,” said Foster.
“Winning this made it my lucky day.”
The money will go towards paying off the high costs of his treatment and the rest will be saved “for the future.”