Cancer Patient Who Won $1.5 Million Lottery Calls It A 'Miracle'

"She had to be the most deserving person that has ever won a lottery," tweeted one person after reading Diane Bishop's incredible story.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Cancer Patient Who Won $1.5 Million Lottery Calls It A 'Miracle'

This woman could not afford to quit her job despite a breast cancer diagnosis. Then, she won the lottery


For a terminally-ill cancer patient, winning a lottery worth a staggering $1.5 million was only the first "miracle." The second? She's finally responding to chemotherapy for the first time since she was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer. 

Canada's Diane Bishop was struggling to cover the costs associated with cancer treatment, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Then one day, she bought a lottery ticket on a whim. 

"I don't know why I bought it," she said. "I don't play much."

It turned out to be the winning ticket. The terminally-ill cancer patient had won $1.5 million.

"This is life changing," Ms Bishop said. "It's eased my financial strain. Now I can retire and take care of my health."

Then came even more good news. Doctors told her that her chemotherapy was finally working. The cancerous tumours, which had previously not responded to treatment, were beginning to shrink.

"These two miracles are the power of prayer," Ms Bishop said, "I know the cancer is incurable but I can now turn my attention to fighting it full time."

The news of her lottery win is warming the hearts of netizens:
    
Ms Bishop has already bought herself a new bed and a recliner - items that will help ease some of the discomfort that comes with her illness. She also plans to donate money to a fellow cancer patient.
Click for more trending news


NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................