Immigrant Man Fighting Cancer Named As $1.3 Billion Lottery Winner

The winner of a Powerball ticket that broke all previous records was recently revealed, and Portland, Oregon's Cheng "Charlie" Saephan took home more than $1 billion.

According to the Associated Press, Cheng, 46, and his wife Duanpen, 37, bought a massive winning lottery ticket valued $1.326 billion, which the Oregon Lottery announced with considerable ceremony in Salem, Oregon, on Monday, April 29. 

The couple has won the biggest lottery prize in Oregon history, but they have disclosed that they would share their earnings with their 55-year-old friend Laiza Chao, who contributed $100 to assist them purchase a number of tickets.

Saephan stated, "First, I want to thank God for giving me this beautiful prize," as he accepted his winnings on Monday at the Oregon Lottery headquarters.

The father of two is also a cancer sufferer, he admitted, and worried aloud, "How am I going to have time to spend all of this money?"

He stated that he was diagnosed in 2016 and that his most recent chemotherapy treatment was only one week ago, according to The Oregonian.

"I am grateful for the lottery and how I have been blessed," Saephan told local broadcaster KOIN. "I can provide for my family and health..." My life has altered. Now I can bless my family and find an excellent doctor for myself."

Saephan reportedly stated that he, his wife, and a friend spent $200 on lottery tickets and prayed every night that they would win for months before the winning numbers were revealed.

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