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Newfoundland woman who won $1.5M lottery jackpot while fighting cancer has died

January 10, 2018 6:45 PM
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Diane Elaine Bishop had Stage 4 breast cancer when she won the lottery jackpot back in November. She said at the time that the money “was about survival.”

MOUNT PEARL, N.L.—A Newfoundland woman who was suffering from an advanced form of cancer when she won a $1.5-million lottery jackpot in November has died.

An online obituary says the 51-year-old convenience store operator, who had two sons in their 20s, died Tuesday surrounded by her family.

In October, Bishop told CBC she couldn’t afford to stop working at the store in Mount Pearl despite her diagnosis and a daily battle with joint pain, nausea and headaches.

Strangers soon started to come forward to offer her financial support.


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