Couple win Sh240million on lottery then 3 days later teen son gets cancer all clear

By Mirror | Friday, Jan 3rd 2020 at 15:55
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A delighted couple won a £2million Lotto jackpot then three days later their 15-year-old son battling cancer was given the all-clear.

John and Allison McDonald, from Stockton On Tees, say all their dreams have come true within a matter of days.

They said they are thankful for the best start to the decade and hope 2020 will be a positive one for their family.

The couple bagged the huge prize as their Lucky Dip ticket matched all six numbers - 13, 15, 36, 44, 50, 56 - to scoop the £2,000,000 Lotto Jackpot on Wednesday, 18 December.

And just three days later, John and Allison were given the news they had longed for about their son Ewan, who had battled cancer all year.

John said: “It is just like all of our lifelong dreams came true in the space of three days.

“What a start to 2020. Everyone always dreams of winning the lottery at Christmas – and talks about how amazing this would be – but Allison and I never believed it would happen to us – and it has.

“And then to receive news that Ewan’s latest scans are all clear is just truly amazing. We are so thankful. 2020 is certainly looking like being one amazing year for the three of us."

Ewan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May last year and underwent chemotherapy treatment.

But his scans have now showed positive news.

Both John, 62, a security officer, who frequently worked 70-hour weeks and Allison, 49, who worked in an optician’s, have now handed in their notices at work.

Allison added: "This is just the most amazing feeling ever."

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