After learning that he was diagnosed with cancer, a North Carolina man received a bit of good news — that he’d won a quarter of a million dollars in a lottery scratch-off.
Richard Beare, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said he “rarely” plays the lottery but won a $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket after he’d recently found out he had stage 4 liver cancer. “I only stopped because my wife asked me to get a Powerball ticket since the jackpot was so high,” he told the North Carolina Education Lottery. Beare decided to buy four Carolina Black scratch-offs while he was there.
“I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself,” he said. “My wife has always wanted to go to Italy, since that’s where her descendants are from. Now I can take her.”