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Feel Good Story Of The Week: Family Finds Out Mom Beat Cancer, Then Win The Lottery Days Later


There’s good news, there’s great news, and then there’s finding out your Mom has beaten cancer. But for the Davies family, the blessings didn’t stop there. Just a couple of days after Sonia Davies, 53, found out she had beaten cancer, her family won an $80 million dollar lottery. Yeah, that’s a good week. [lead image via Facebook]

According to The Sun, Sonia Davies, who works as an administration assistant, had cancer in the parathyroid glands in her neck. She was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

Said Sonia Davies:

“I had my operation on Wednesday and until then, we didn’t know how serious it was. They told me that if it hadn’t been removed it would have been fatal – and at the very least I would have lost my voice within a year. They managed to give me the all clear straight after the operation, so as you would imagine, we were on cloud nine.”

She says that as they were returning home to celebrate the news, her husband Keith was scrolling through his emails and read about the EuroMillons:

“He was convinced that we were the luckiest people on the planet and definitely on a winning streak after the success of my op, so we called up my daughter Courtney to ask her to go and buy a ticket. She was travelling and wasn’t able to change her plans so we called Stephanie instead as something told us we needed to get a ticket – and the rest is history!”

Stephanie bought six Lucky Dips from the Overmonnow Garage in Monmouth, but it wasn’t until Sunday morning that she remembered to check the tickets, telling her boyfriend Steve:

“If I shout down it means we’ve won the lottery and if not, I’ve gone to bed.”

They won. The first person she called? Her mother Sonia.

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