- John and Allison McDonald won a whopping £2 million (N946,269,630) lottery money, a few days before they got the best news of their lives
- Three days after hitting the jackpot, they were informed that their 15-year-old son is free from cancer
- The couple have described how both news changed their lives forever, especially knowing that their son is now totally free
A couple, John and Allison McDonald, have won £2 million (N946,269,630) as they matched all six numbers of the national lottery jackpot.
Daily Mail reports that the news came just a few days before the family got to know that their 15-year-old son was free of cancer.
Mrs McDonald said the news about their son was an “incredible moment” for them, and better than the money they won.
“Despite winning the lottery we knew that call was coming that would tell us of Ewan's progress.
“When we heard his scan was all clear it was the most incredible moment. It was better than winning the money, Ewan comes first for us,” she said.
On describing the winning moment, John, a factory security officer, said that it happened after he had finished his routine patrols and remembered that he still had not checked his ticket.
“I was just in total shock. My legs were trembling as I called Camelot to check that what I was seeing was in fact right. I couldn't believe it when the news was confirmed. I immediately called Allison who was in the dentist at the time,” he said.
His wife also spoke about how she had to leave her job as an optician so she could always be with their son every day as he went through a trying time of chemotherapy.
After their win, the family did not rush into lavishing the new money, they maintained their previous Christmas shopping list.
The operators of the lottery said that the family won the money on Wednesday, December 18, adding that their story is a good way for them to begin 2020.
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