Mahikeng – A North West man who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer last year and then lost all vision in his one eye this year, has hope for the future again after a R17m Lotto jackpot win.
It couldn’t have come at a better time, Netwerk24 reported, because he got his last pay cheque in June this year as he had no sick leave left.
Lotto operators Ithuba said in a statement on Thursday that the winner had spent R45 – and as luck would have it, won the Lotto jackpot of more than R17m on July 26.
The winner has been through a difficult time since being diagnosed with the cancer in February last year.
“After finding out that I had an aggressive form of prostate cancer, it felt as if my whole life had come to an end,” the man said, according to the statement.  
“I started treatment …
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