Gina Short, a Charlotte area woman, was given a second chance at life after being diagnosed with breast cancer – and now she just won the NC State’s Ultimate Millions second-chance lottery.
Her husband, Len, is by her side when she falls to the ground in excitement after seeing the $1 million winning check.
After winning the second chance lottery, Gina commented to the press; “I have a second chance. That’s what my whole life is about, second chances.”
She decided, along with her husband Len, to go with the lump sum payment option ($415,500 after federal and state taxes are taken out), instead of the $1 million annuity plan giving $50,000 a year for the next 20 years.
Gina still has to undergo several more cancer treatments before she’s totally healed, but her new winnings are now giving her second chance at life a much brighter outlook.