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Lottery Winner Uses Prize To See Doctor After Years Of No Health Insurance, Learns He Has Cancer, Dies In Days

Donald Savastano was self-employed and went years without having life insurance, so when the New York man won a $1 million prize on a lottery scratch-off, it gave him the money he needed to finally go and see a doctor. But his luck apparently ended there. Savastano was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and died just 23 days after winning his lottery jackpot. The story of the unfortunate lottery winner has gone viral this week, which many saw as a cautionary tale of the health care crisis facing the United States.
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