Bittersweet Win for Lottery Winner

A man hit the jackpot of $1 Million  on New York Lottery from a $5 scratch-off tickets.   The $1 million New York Lottery prize pays out in $50,000 annual installments over 20 years. The winner, Wayne Schenk’s dream-come-true soon turned into a nightmare. Wayne Schenk was diagnosed in December with an inoperable lung cancer. He might live for another year or, if he’s lucky, maybe 18 months.  

‘What Are the Odds of Winning the Lottery and Finding Out That You Only Have a Year to Live?’ NYT states that the odds of someone Mr. Schenk’s age developing lung cancer are roughly one in 5,000; the odds of winning the jackpot in the $5 game of high stakes blackjack, as he did, are one in 2,646,000. So odds are obviously more than hit by thunder. 

For Wayne, there’s only one wish, one dream for himself,

 “I hope I have a little longer.”

Since the money is going to be paid out anyway, I hope there’s got to be some way to help him.  Time is one of the most precious gift that we could have and worth more than a $1 million. 
Read whole story.

Speaking of time…

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven–
A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace. 

 —Ecclesiastes 3:1–8


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