Stu MacDonald calls himself "a very lucky guy."
Not only has the Oregon resident beaten cancer twice, he also hit it big in the Oregon Lottery on Sept. 7, purchasing a ticket that was worth $4,6 million, KPTV reported.
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MacDonald won the Megabucks jackpot with a quick pick ticket he bought at Ashley's Cafe in Bend, Oregon Lottery officials said in a news release.
MacDonald will take the lump sum option of $2.3 million, which will net him $1.56 million after taxes, KDRV reported.
Stu MacDonald bought a quick pick Megabucks ticket at Ashley's Cafe in Bend, then realized that he'd snagged the jackpot. He opted to take the lump sum of $2.3 million, down to $1.56 million after taxes.https://t.co/ZaoRqNHAL0— Andryanna Sheppard (@AndryannaTV) September 13, 2019
MacDonald said he had a ritual with his wife before buying tickets each week.
"Get the winning ticket," Claudia MacDonald would say, according to lottery officials. She forgot to remind him Sept. 7, and Stu McDonald hit the jackpot.
“I am a very lucky guy,” Stu MacDonald said at the lottery headquarters. “I have survived cancer twice and here I am. This is amazing.”
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