Oregon man beat cancer twice. Now, he's a millionaire

In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo a Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

BEND, Ore. (WTHR) — He would play Oregon's Game Megabucks lottery on a weekly basis, and his wife would tell him to "get that winning ticket." The one time she forgot to wish him luck, he became a multimillionaire.

The Oregon Lottery reports Stu MacDonald purchased his winning ticket Saturday, Sept. 7 at Ashley's Café in Bend, Oregon, which is roughly 132 miles from the state capital of Salem.

"I am a very lucky guy," MacDonald said. "I have survived cancer twice, and here I am. This is amazing."

MacDonald opted to take the bulk sum payment of $2.3 million and ended up taking home $1.56 million after taxes.

The local store that sold the winning ticket will receive a one percent selling bonus of $46,000.

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