Cancer Patient Wins $1.3 Billion Powerball Jackpot – EVOL

The winner of the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot in Oregon last month is a Portland man who has been battling cancer for eight years.

The winning Powerball ticket was sold in early April at a Plaid Pantry convenience store in Portland.

The draw ended a winless streak that had stretched more than three months.

On Monday, Oregon Lottery officials said 46-year-old Cheng Saephan, a Laos-born immigrant living in Portland claimed the winning ticket.

Saephan had his latest chemotherapy treatment just last week.

“I am grateful for the lottery and how I have been blessed,” Saephan told reporters at a news conference Monday, according to CBS affiliate KOIN.

“I am able to provide for my family and my health. …

“My life has been changed.

“Now I can bless my family and hire a good doctor for myself.”

In a press conference held at the Oregon Lottery Headquarters in Salem, Oregon, Saephan, his wife Duanpen Saephan, 37, and friend Laiza Chao, 55, were all announced as the winners of the massive lottery.

Their numbers came up in a lucky ticket earlier this month.

During the ceremony, Saephan started by thanking God and explaining his background as an immigrant.

“I was born in



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