North Carolina man wins $200G lottery prize on way to last chemotherapy treatment, report says

A North Carolina man battling cancer won a $200,000 lottery prize on the way to his last chemotherapy treatment, according to a local report.

Ronnie Foster of Pink Hill, N.C., who has been battling colon cancer, said winning the lottery prize on the way to the doctor made his last cancer treatment a lot easier, WTVD-TV reported.

"I was already happy because it was my last round of chemo," the station reported Foster, a retired Department of Transportation worker, said. "Winning this made it my lucky day."

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Foster reportedly bought the lucky "Win It All" scratch-off ticket at a convenience store called Short Stop in Beulaville, about an hour and a half from Raleigh.

"I bought a $1 ticket and won $5," Foster said. "I decided to trade it in for a $5 ticket. At the last second, I decided to buy two tickets instead of one."

Foster reportedly scratched the first ticket and didn't win anything, but when he scratched the second one, he became a winner.

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"I saw all those zeroes and I froze," Foster said. "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."

The news outlet reported Foster claimed his prize Friday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $141,501 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

Foster said he planned to use some of the money to pay for his outstanding medical bills.

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"I have good insurance," Foster added. "But, there is still some cost. This will make it a whole lot easier."

He also reportedly planned to save for the future.

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