UK couple John and Allison McDonald just won the national lottery, but that’s not all. The couple received the best news just three days after their unprecedented win: their son was cancer-free. “This is just the most amazing feeling ever,” Allison shared of their recent blessings.
Their 15-year-old son Ewan had been battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He has been in chemotherapy for the past year. Ewan is now officially in recovery and the news came mere days after the big win. The much-needed hope and breakthrough this family received during this time are inspiring.
“It is just like all of our lifelong dreams came true in the space of three days,” John told the BBC. “We are so thankful. 2020 is certainly looking like being one amazing year for the three of us.” John currently works over 70 hours per week as a security guard and Allison in an optician’s office.
The couple won £2m euros (which is around $2.6m USD) and plan to use the money for retirement and travel. John exclaimed, “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.”