Double Cancer Survivor from Oregon on Lucky Streak as He Scoops a $4.6 Million Lottery Jackpot Win

Cancer is a scary disease and medical professionals have estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by the disease at some point in our lifetime, but for one man from Oregon, he was to face this battle twice. Over the last couple of years, Stu MacDonald of Bend has had to stare death in the face not once but twice and twice he has defeated the evil beast, but his luck was not going to stop there.

On September 7th, Stu purchased a lottery ticket for the Oregon Lottery, but little did he know that a few short hours later, he would be celebrating landing a life-changing sum of money.

The lucky double cancer survivor matched the numbers drawn which were 12, 13, 16, 35, 36 and 45 on his quick pick ticket in which he bought from Ashley’s Café on Northeast 3rd Street in Bend. In a statement released to local press, Stu said: “I am a very lucky guy. I have survived cancer twice and here I am. This is amazing.”

Stu has opted for the one-off bulk payment and after taxes, his win is still a reasonable $1.56million. Tezra Kong, Director of Operations for Ashley’s where the ticket was bought, said: “We are thrilled to learn that we sold a Megabucks jackpot. We are excited for the team who sold the ticket. A big congratulations to our guests on their windfall. Some of the seller’s bonus will go back to the team that strive to delight our guests every day here at Ashley’s in Wagner Mall.” Ashley’s will receive 1% of the selling bonus which comes in at $46,000.

Play the Lottery

What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you tell anyone? Continue to work or ring in sick and never look back? Maybe you should start practice what you should do as there are some huge life-changing sums of money up for grabs in the lottery draws this week, including the Powerball where Sundays drawing came in at an estimated $60,000,000 – the cash value would be a staggering $42.7 million, although we’re yet to hear whether anyone was lucky enough to win the jackpot.

The MegaMillions too has a phenomenal sum of money to be won and it’s estimated that the drawing for 17th September will come in at an eye-watering and lip-smacking $192,000,000 – yes, one-hundreds and ninety-two million dollars! The cash equivalent for this one is $130.7million! If you fancy a punt on the MegaMillions, it will cost just $2 per play; simply pick 6 numbers from 2 separate pools of numbers; 5 different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (golden Mega Ball) to win!