North Carolina Man, Diagnosed With Fourth Stage Cancer, Wins $250k Lottery And Plans To Take Wife To A Dream Europe Vacation

News by Joey Jordan Published on 03 Apr,2019

North Carolina Man Wins $250k In Lottery Weeks After He Was Diagnosed With Stage Four Liver Cancer

  • A North Carolina man has recently won whopping $250k in a lottery.
  • The former mechanic, Richard Beare won the prize just weeks after he was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer.
  • He said he doesn't frequently play the lottery, but this time he bought the tickets after his wife forced him to do so after the state's Powerball hit the $250 mark.
  • Beare has thought to take his wife on Europe tour especially Italy from where his wife's descendants belonged.

A North Carolina man diagnosed with fourth stage liver cancer won a whopping lottery. The man who won $250k prize money has thought to use the money to take his wife on her dream Europe vacation.

The retired mechanic, Richard Beare told he doesn't really buy lottery tickets, however, his wife urged him to buy tickets when the state's Powerball hit the $250k mark two weeks before.

He told the North Carolina Education Lottery,

I rarely play the lottery. I only stopped because my wife asked me to get a Powerball ticket since the jackpot was so high.

Then Beare went to a local convenience store and bought four Carolina Black tickets. First three of the four tickets resulted in no prize while it was the fourth one that won him the jackpot. Beare reminisced the moment to the Lottery,

The fourth one was the winner. When I saw that I had matching numbers, I asked her, 'What does it mean if I match the numbers?' She said it meant I won a prize. I told her, 'Well, I guess we just won $250,000 then.' She was in shock and just kept looking back and forth to me and the ticket.

The Jackpot comes as a stroke of luck for the couple who have been facing a really crucial time for the last few weeks. Beare was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer shortly before winning the prize. Beare further explained,

I recently got diagnosed with stage four liver cancer. I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself. My wife has always wanted to go to Italy, since that's where her descendants are from. Now I can take her.

Bear collected his prize money on Monday, 1st April and received a net $176,876 cash after deducting state and federal tax.