CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A North Carolina man battling stage 4 cancer is now planning a dream trip with his wife after winning the lottery.
According to the North Carolina Education Lottery website, Richard Beare, of Charlotte, won $250,000. It happened after his wife asked him to stop to get a Powerball ticket. But, that’s not how he won.
Beare decided to get some scratch-off tickets: four Carolina Black tickets. He said the fourth one was the winner.
“I recently got diagnosed with stage four liver cancer,” he told the lottery. “I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself. My wife has always wanted to go to Italy.”
The retired car mechanic took home $176,876 after taxes.