Man beats cancer twice before winning the lottery

A man beat cancer twice and then went on to win $A6.7 million in a lottery after his wife told him to “get the winning ticket”.

Stu MacDonald from Oregon, United States admits he is quite “lucky”.

"I am a very lucky guy," he said in a statement issued by Oregon Lottery, according to CNN.

"I survived cancer twice and here I am. This is amazing."

Mr MacDonald reportedly purchased the winning ticket from Ashley’s Cafe in Bend, Oregon, on September 7.

According to America’s ABC News, Mr MacDonald opted to take a bulk sum payment and received $A2.2 million after tax.

The cafe will receive a one percent bonus worth around $A67,000 for selling the winning ticket.

A man from Oregon has won the lottery, after beating cancer not once, but twice. Source: Getty Images.

Ashley’s Cafe director of operations reportedly said they were “thrilled” they sold the winning ticket.

“We are excited for the team who sold the ticket. A big congratulations to our guests on their windfall,” the director of operations said, according to ABC News.

Some of the seller’s bonus will reportedly go back to the employees at the cafe that “strive to delight our guests every day”.

According to CNN, Mr MacDonald has declined giving interviews and providing pictures of himself to the media.

In August this year, a Sydney dad became Australia’s second biggest individual lottery winner after winning $A96 million.

“Jesus Christ! I’m at work at the moment so I wasn’t expecting this phone call,” the man said after finding out he had won.

“I’m shaking. I’m just waiting for someone to tell me I’m being punked.”

A Sydney mother became Australia’s biggest individual jackpot winner in January this year, winning $107,575,649.08.

The woman, who works as a healthcare professional said she loved her job and she didn’t have any plans to retire.

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